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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

Sisters Carmencristina Moreno, left, and Rosemary Selzer remembered their late father during a remote StoryCorps conversation this month. Carmencristina Moreno and Rosemary Selzer hide caption

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Carmencristina Moreno and Rosemary Selzer

Sisters Remember Their Father, A 'Family Man' Who Made Their Childhood Musical

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Angela and George Ju spoke about their early days together at their StoryCorps interview in Spring Hill, Fla., in October 2018. Morgan Feigal-Stickles for StoryCorps hide caption

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'We Mesh Together Like One': A Miami Love Story

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Magda Sakaan and her father, Walid, shared memories at StoryCorps in 2019 of their time in Syria prior to the war there. Eleanor Vassili hide caption

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Eleanor Vassili

'I Have These Dreams Where I Go Back.' Dad And Daughter Mourn A Syria They Once Knew

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Tasreen Khamisa and Tony Hicks in San Diego, Calif. Tariq Khamisa Foundation hide caption

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She Found 'Layers To Forgiveness,' In Befriending The Man Who Killed Her Brother

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Tony Hicks, left, and Azim Khamisa in December 2019, in San Diego, Calif. Courtesy of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation hide caption

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'Worth Being Forgiven': A Father And His Son's Killer Bring Past And Present Together

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Namira Islam Anani and Omar Anani, pictured in metro Detroit last year, after Namira recovered from COVID-19. Namira Islam Anani hide caption

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Separated By COVID-19 Quarantine, Newlyweds Confront Virus Together

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Young Jada Salter and her grandfather, William Salter, in 2002. Jamal Salter hide caption

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'Just The Two Of Us' Songwriter Found His Sound In Solitude

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The Valdivia siblings, from left to right: Eliseo Jr., Mauricio, Jessica and Jorge. Mauricio died of COVID-19 complications in April at age 52. Jorge Valdivia hide caption

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'Life Is A Party. Enjoy It': Remembering An Older Brother Lost To COVID-19

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Camila Martinez (from left), Corina Ulloa, Isabela Martinez and Brenda Ulloa Martinez spoke about growing up across two generations in the Los Angeles area at a StoryCorps recording in 2010. Alejandro De La Cruz for StoryCorps hide caption

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2 Sisters On Enjoying Life: Instead Of 'A Drama Or A Novela, Make It A Sitcom'

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Christopher Myers, left, and his GED student, Ngoc Nguyen, right. Chelsea Aguilera/StoryCorps hide caption

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'I Have Wings Now': At Age 45, She Went Back To School

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On April 3, 1968, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., second from right, stands with other civil rights leaders on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., a day before he was assassinated at approximately the same place. From left: Hosea Williams, Jesse Jackson, King and Ralph Abernathy. Charles Kelly/AP Photo hide caption

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'I May Not Get There With You': An Eyewitness Account Of MLK's Final Days

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A 5-year-old Jeffrey Sherman is pictured with his father, songwriter Robert Sherman, in the early 1960s. Jeffrey Sherman hide caption

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His Vaccine Story Inspired His Father To Write A Disney Classic

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Marlene Watson and Rosella "Rose" Liscum at their StoryCorps interview in Rensselaer Falls, N.Y., in 2012. Jasmyn Morris/StoryCorps hide caption

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'Do What's Right And Have Fun': Remembering A Mother With A Fighting Spirit

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Joseph Patton, at home in Santa Monica, Calif., told StoryCorps last year that he was given an undesirable discharge for being friends with openly gay men in the military. Jud Esty-Kendall/StoryCorps hide caption

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A Gay Veteran Remembers Serving In Silence

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At left, Yennie Neal-Achigbu (left) and Jamie Olivieri in 1998 and at right, in 2012. Jamie Olivieri hide caption

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Jamie Olivieri

Through Thick And Thin, Best Friends Make Room For Laughter And Tears

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