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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

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. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Image hide caption

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Rep. John Lewis' Fight For Civil Rights Began With A Letter To Martin Luther King Jr.

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Paige Macklin (left) and her former music student, Russell King, at their StoryCorps interview in Nov. 2019 in St. Paul, Minn. John Miller/StoryCorps hide caption

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Cabaret Performer Thanks His Elementary School Music Teacher For Giving Him A Voice

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Dena Kohleriter and Jori Kohleriter at their StoryCorps interview in Dallas, Texas on Nov. 8, 2019. Mia Raquel/StoryCorps hide caption

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A Single Mother And Her Child Continue A Circle Of Life Disrupted By The Nazis

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Dawn Sahr (left) and Asma Jama met for the first time at their 2016 StoryCorps interview in Minneapolis. They say they're friends for life. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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A Hateful Attack Led To An Unexpected Forever Friendship

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Drew Lanham visited StoryCorps this month, in Clemson, S.C., where he followed his childhood dream to study birds. Eric Rodgers for StoryCorps hide caption

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When A Bird Lover Returns Home, His Real Passion Takes Flight

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Edward Kibblewhite and his daughter, Jessica, at StoryCorps in Chicago in October 2018. Jessica says that the StoryCorps conversation played a big role in her decision to try to start a family. Rocio Santos /StoryCorps hide caption

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A Father's Advice: The Choice To Start A Family Is 'An Act Of Hope'

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Sylvia Grosvold with her mom, Kari Grosvold, in March 2008. Courtesy of the Grosvold and Weiner family hide caption

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A Daughter Talks With Her Father About Coping With Her Mother's Suicide

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Ashley Baker (left) and her mother, Sandy, recount being homeless at their StoryCorps interview in Dallas in October. Eleanor Vasilli/StoryCorps hide caption

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A Mother And Daughter On Homelessness, Humility And A $6-A-Week Grocery Budget

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At their StoryCorps interview in New York City earlier this month, Mark Carles (left) and David Carles talk about how Mark's cancer diagnosis couldn't shake their strong bond. Mia Warren/StoryCorps hide caption

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After A Cancer Diagnosis, Brothers Share As Much Time As Possible, Even On Dates

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Patsy and Winfred Rembert in Hamden, Conn., at their StoryCorps interview in 2017. Jacqueline Van Meter/ StoryCorps hide caption

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He Survived A Near-Lynching. 50 Years Later, He's Still Healing

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Veterans Michael Menta (left) and his uncle, Sal Leone, in West Hartford, Conn., last month. Camila Kerwin for StoryCorps hide caption

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When Cancer Arrived, The Battle Was Second Nature For Uncle And Nephew Veterans

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Janie Bush (left) and daughter Tracey Bush at their StoryCorps interview in Dallas on Dec. 8, 2014. Callie Thuma/StoryCorps hide caption

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Mother-Daughter Duo Reunited Against The Odds: 'I Believed That You Were Dead'

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Brothers Lebronze Davis, left, and Arguster Davis last month during their StoryCorps interview in Birmingham, Ala. "Daddy taught us all how to do the right thing and wanted us to do the right thing," Lebronze says. Emilyn Sosa for StoryCorps hide caption

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Brothers Pass On Their Farmer Father's Life Lessons

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Former classmates Natalie Guice Adams and Eli Brown reconnected at StoryCorps, in Birmingham, Ala., earlier this month, where they talked about their school integrating for the first time. Emilyn Sosa for StoryCorps hide caption

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Their School Integrated But Racial Divisions Remained: 'We Missed Knowing Each Other'

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Before Guy Bryant (right) took Romario Vassell (left) into foster care, Vassell had been living in a homeless shelter. Jey Born for StoryCorps hide caption

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He Traded Single Life To Be Foster 'Pop' To More Than 50 Kids

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The Feldsteins in 1983 (from left to right): Michael, Bernie, Barbara and Vickie. Courtesy of the Feldstein family hide caption

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'A Great Burden Was Lifted': A Father's Made-Up Day Of Forgiveness

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Willie Ito at his home studio in Los Angeles in the late 1970s. Courtesy of Willie Ito hide caption

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Before He Animated For Disney, He Sketched Cartoons In An Internment Camp

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Olly Neal with his daughter, Karama, at their StoryCorps interview in Little Rock, Ark., in 2009. Yasmin Peña for StoryCorps hide caption

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Encore: How A Librarian Changed A Future Judge's Life

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At StoryCorps in Baltimore last month, retired Col. Denise Baken (center) told her children, Christian Yingling and Richard Yingling, about the discrimination she faced as a black woman in the Army. Emilyn Sosa for StoryCorps hide caption

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For A Black Woman In The Military, Harassment Was Its Own Battle

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Maria Rivas holds photographs of her mother, Julia Medina, who died in 2012. Maria cared for Julia for six years at the end of her life. Courtesy of Caroline Dezan for StoryCorps hide caption

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A Daily Mother-Daughter Moment Documented Forever

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Ian Bennett and his mom, Connie Mehmel, at StoryCorps in 2009. Chaela Herridge-Meyer/StoryCorps hide caption

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She Was His Crew Boss — And His Mom — On The Fire Line

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Donnie Pedrola, 48, (left) and Tom Gasko, 57, at their Rolla, Mo., vacuum repair shop and museum, in June. "Most people aren't that passionate about something," Pedrola says of Gasko's lifelong and prolific love for vacuum cleaners. Dupe Oyebolu/StoryCorps hide caption

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'You Get Swept Up': A Story Of Love, Passion — And Vacuum Cleaners

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