StoryCorps: Recording The Lives And Stories Of Everyday Americans StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate the lives of everyday Americans by listening to their stories.

Neoma Farr and Greg Yance reconnected in April for the first time after the Great Flood of 1993 drove them to protect the same community. Yance works as a machine operator at a factory in Rockford, Ill. Neoma still runs a beauty shop in Niota. Grace Pauley/StoryCorps hide caption

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'We Were All In There Together': Strangers Share Compassion In The Flood Of '93

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Glennette Rozelle (left) and Jennifer Mack at their StoryCorps conversation in Oklahoma City last month. Kevin Oliver/StoryCorps hide caption

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'We Never Spoke Of It Again': A Night That Changed A Family Forever

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"I always wished for siblings," Alexandra Sanchez (left) tells Courtney McKinney during their April StoryCorps conversation in Dallas. Kevin Oliver/StoryCorps hide caption

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At 28 Years Old, 'Learning How To Be A Sister'

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At a StoryCorps interview in New York City, Allan Fuks (right) tells his former middle school classmate Spencer Katzman what it was like to go through school with an awkward name. Mia Warren/StoryCorps hide caption

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He Grew Up With An Unfortunate Name He Hated — Now He's Owning It

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Juan Romero, 67, at his home in Modesto, Calif., holds a photo of himself and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, taken by The Los Angeles Times' Boris Yaro on June 5, 1968. Jud Esty-Kendall/StoryCorps hide caption

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The Busboy Who Cradled A Dying RFK Recalls Those Final Moments

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Cathy Sprigg (right) with her son, Army Spc. Robert Joseph Allen, at Tampa International Airport in 2010. Allen was headed back to Iraq after being on leave for the birth of his son. Courtesy of Cathy Sprigg hide caption

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'He Had A Very Sad Heart': This Memorial Day, Remembering The Overlooked Heroes

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In a StoryCorps conversation in 2016, Etaine Raphael (left) and Adele Levine reflected on their time as civilian physical therapists working with soldiers who had been severely injured while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. John White/StoryCorps hide caption

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'If I Only Had A Magic Wand': Reflecting On Years Spent Working With Wounded Soldiers

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Ginnie and Matt Peters on vacation in February 2011, a few months before he died by suicide. Courtesy of Ginnie Peters hide caption

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'He Was My Everything': A Farmer's Wife Reflects On Her Husband's Suicide

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Max Knauer and his mother, Kittie Weston-Knauer, at a StoryCorps conversation recorded in April. Grace Pauley/StoryCorps hide caption

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'Why Don't You Try It?': How The Oldest U.S. Female BMX Racer Broke Into The Sport

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In a StoryCorps conversation recorded in February, Patrick and Tracia Kraemer recall falling in love at a nudist park. Kelly Moffitt/StoryCorps hide caption

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This Love Story Started At A Nudist Park

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In a 2009 StoryCorps interview, Charisse Spencer (right) shares with her son Myles Spencer-Watson her memories of growing up in Virginia during the 1960s civil rights movement. Lilly Sullivan/StoryCorps hide caption

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'We Were Representing Our Whole Race': A Mom Passes On Her Civil Rights Story

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Ralph Gagliardo was incarcerated for much of his daughter Abby's childhood. At StoryCorps, they talk about their relationship while he was in prison and after he returned home. Daniel Sitts/StoryCorps hide caption

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'We Came A Long Way': After Prison, A New Chance For A Dad And His Daughter

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Dennis Simmonds, 57, and his wife Roxanne, 54, during a visit to StoryCorps. Kevin Oliver for StoryCorps hide caption

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'He Wasn't Really Afraid Of Anything': Boston Bombing Victim Remembered

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Davis, center, during his deployment to Afghanistan, where he served for nearly a year and a half as a human intelligence collector. Courtesy of Roman Coley Davis hide caption

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A Young Soldier Finds Comfort In An Unexpected Delivery

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Brothers Russell Wadsworth, 28, (left) and Remmick Wadsworth, 27, both have autism. "To have a brother who shares something that you have, the same kind of emotions ... it just means the world," Russell tells his younger brother during a StoryCorps interview. Kevin Oliver/Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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'You Would Always Have My Back': Brothers With Autism Navigate Life Together

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