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Jennifer Sumner and her son, Kaysen Ford, embrace at their StoryCorps interview in 2015 in Birmingham, Ala. Christina Stanton/ StoryCorps hide caption

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Transgender Boy Tells Mom 'It Shouldn't Be Scary To Be Who You Are'

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Melvin Pender receives the hand-off in the 4 x 100 meter relay during the 1968 Olympics, for which he won a gold medal. Courtesy Melvin and Debbie Pender hide caption

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Of Protest And Patriotism: A 1968 Gold Medalist Remembers The Games

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Jamie Topping embraces Duane Topping during their StoryCorps interview in May, at their Denver-based studio. Mia Warren/StoryCorps hide caption

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A Veteran Finds Relief Through Fashion: 'It Was So Much About Finding My Peace'

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Abraham Guzman (left) puts John Torres Jr. in a friendly chokehold at the StoryCorps booth in New York City. Liyna Anwar/StoryCorps hide caption

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'He Was My Hero': Son Remembers His Wrestler Father

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Amina Amdeen and Joseph Weidknecht encourage others to have conversations with people who may not share their political views. Catalin Abagiu/StoryCorps hide caption

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An Unlikely Pair Share A Moment That Goes Beyond Politics

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The plot of land on which the Walkers' home used to sit — and one of their cars — is seen after the 2017 Tubbs Fire. Courtesy of Monique and Cody Walker hide caption

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After A Wildfire Destroys Their Home, Family Struggles To Find 'A New Normal'

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Joe Dittmar holds remnants of the World Trade Center — a section from one of the core beams of the South Tower, right, and a bolt from a steel beam. Jud Esty-Kendall/StoryCorps hide caption

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'They Thought I Was Dead': A Sept. 11 Survivor Recalls His Escape

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Angelo Bruno and Eddie Nieves at StoryCorps in 2010. StoryCorps hide caption

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Encore: Longtime Partners Find Treasure Among Trash

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For Ed Cage, 45, and his daughter, Nicole Paris, 26, beatboxing is a way of communicating with each other. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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A Father-Daughter Bond Kept Tight By Beatboxing

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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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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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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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Mohammad Ashraf Faridi (left) with his son, Muhammad Faridi, at a StoryCorps interview in New York City. Mia Warren/StoryCorps hide caption

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'Hey, Taxi Boy': A Son On The Lessons He Learned From His Cabdriver Dad

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Joanna Wright, 58, and Tara Cummings, 47, spoke about their time at New Bethany Home for Girls during a StoryCorps conversation. Both women have testified that they were abused at the Louisiana school. Morgan Feigal-Stickles/StoryCorps hide caption

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Finding Strength In Shared Stories Of Childhood Sexual Abuse

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