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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

Shirley Darkeh with her son, Ayim Darkeh, at Shirley's 85th birthday celebration at a church on Long Island last year. Courtesy of Ayim Darkeh hide caption

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From The School Bus To The Hospital, A Doctor's Experiences With Racism

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Ricardo "Papu" Ovilla, left, and the family's first car. Ovilla is pictured with his children Martha (next to him) and Aurelia and Rodolfo Sandoval (left to right, inside the car) in a photo taken in 1949 at a labor camp in Escondido, Calif. Courtesy of Marina Jimenez hide caption

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Remembering Grandfather 'Papu,' A Former Bracero Worker With 'A Twinkle In His Eye'

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Falling In Love During The Era Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

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T. Chick McClure and their father, Chas McClure, in Los Angeles. In a StoryCorps conversation, they remembered a road trip they took to reconnect after being estranged for nearly 30 years. Courtesy of T. Chick McClure hide caption

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A Road Trip And Lost Time: How A Father And Son Reconnected After 30 Years

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The founders of the Quander family reunion, pictured in 1938, are (from left) Sadie Quander Harris, Tom Quander Susannah Quander and Georgie Quander. Courtesy of the Quander family hide caption

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For The 1st Time In Almost A Century, A Family Reunion Interrupted — By A Pandemic

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Antonia Casteñeda, left, spoke with her friend Tomás Ybarra-Frausto at their StoryCorps interview in San Antonio, Texas. Anaid Reyes for StoryCorps hide caption

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Remembering His Mexican American Heritage, Rooted In Language — And Under A Tree

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Last month, Nia Cosby, left, and her mother Chalana McFarland spent their first weekend together in 15 years at McFarland's home in Marietta, Ga., after she was released from a Florida prison. Michael Reese/Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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After 15 Years In Prison, A Mother Gets To Know Her Daughter Again

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Kenneth Felts and his daughter, Rebecca Mayes, spoke about Felts' first love during a remote StoryCorps conversation in Arvada, Colo. Courtesy of Kenneth Felts and Rebecca Mayes for StoryCorps hide caption

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Love Lost, Truth Found: In Pandemic Isolation, A Father Comes Out To His Daughter

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Hadiyah-Nicole Green and Tenika Floyd at their StoryCorps interview in Atlanta in January 2017. Jacqueline Van Meter for StoryCorps hide caption

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'It Was Personal.' After Tragedy, Physicist Devotes Career To Cancer Research

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Vivian Garcia Leonard (left); Marissa Sofia Ochs (middle), holding her daughter, Liana; and Vivian J. Leonard (right) talk about being pharmacists in New York, a city that has been especially hard hit during the coronavirus pandemic. Camila Kerwin for StoryCorps hide caption

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3 Generations Of Pharmacists Reflect On The Coronavirus Pandemic

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Dr. Joseph Kras and his daughter, Sophie, at their StoryCorps recording in Olivette, Mo. The Kras family hide caption

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For Hospice Physician, Patient Care Means Walking 'The Path With Them'

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Rugenia Keefe, left, a paraprofessional who assisted Cole Phillips for most of high school after he lost his sight, spoke with the graduating senior for a remote conversation from Bentonville, Ark. Courtesy of Cole Phillips hide caption

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He Went Blind Before High School. His Teacher Aide Thanks Him For 'Saving' Her

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Albert Sykes (left), with his eldest son, Aidan, at home this week in Jackson, Miss. Courtesy of the Sykes family hide caption

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From Trayvon Martin To George Floyd, A Dad And Son Keep Protesting For Equality

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Albert Sykes fielded questions from his son, Aiden, at StoryCorps in Jackson, Miss. StoryCorps hide caption

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Encore: A Black Father Answers Tough Questions From His Son

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During a remote StoryCorps conversation this month from Stafford, N.Y., Dr. Roberto Vargas (left), his wife, Susan, and 10-year-old son, Xavier, talk about the challenges of staying safely distanced. Courtesy of the Vargas family hide caption

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In Self-Isolation, A Doctor Deepens His Connection To His Family

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