StoryCorps: Recording The Lives And Stories Of Everyday AmericansStoryCorps is an independent nonprofit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate the lives of everyday Americans by listening to their stories.
New York City MTA bus operators Tyrone Hampton (left) and Frank de Jesus spoke last week about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected their work. They talked during a remote StoryCorps conversation.
Photos courtesy of Hampton and de Jesus
Roman Coley Davis poses for a picture with his grandmother, "Mema" Laverne Tanner, whose special delivery from 7,000 miles away eased some of her grandson's homesickness.
Courtesy of Dailey Hubbard
Lillan Bloodworth (left) with her late husband John Bloodworth, at their home in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Lillian, now 92, donated 23 gallons of blood over five decades.
Courtesy of the Bloodworth family
Retired nurse Ruth Owens, left, told her grandson James Taylor why being a nurse "is the most rewarding profession," at their StoryCorps recording in April 2019, in Cookeville, Tenn.
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Tom J. Germano (right) told his son, Thomas Germano, about when he took part in the Great Postal Strike of 1970 to demand better pay, during a visit to StoryCorps last month in North Babylon, N.Y.
A barracks building at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Park County, Wyo., one of the camps built to confine people of Japanese descent during World War II.
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During a visit to StoryCorps in New York this month, brothers Raymond (left) and Derrick Storms talk about how they opened up to each other later in life and unexpectedly built a close relationship.
Rochelle Kwan for StoryCorps
Six-year-old Jerry Morrison and his uncle Joey Jefferson, a NASA engineer, talk about their mutual love for learning about space, in November 2019 at their StoryCorps interview in Los Angeles.
Courtesy of the Morrison family
Georgia Rep. John Lewis near the statue of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C., earlier this year. At StoryCorps in 2018, Lewis talked about meeting King in Montgomery, Ala., at 18.
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