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New on the #podcast: looking back on the Civil Rights era with stories of courage, sacrifice, and incredible resilience.

StoryCorps 491: We Came Through
01/17/2017 at 22:48. Facebook
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At StoryCorps, asking questions and listening closely are at the core of what we do. For that reason, each Tuesday we're making time to listen to you.
01/17/2017 at 16:56. Facebook
StoryCorps and Georgetown University’s The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs are excited to celebrate the American Pilgrimage Project on Wednesday, January 18th in Washington, D.C. at Georgetown University.

The event will feature several produced stories about religious faith and its role in our society. Author and project director Paul Elie will moderate the conversation...
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Faith and Race: True Stories from Everyday Life
01/16/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
On this #MLKDay, remembering the story of black civil rights activist Vernon Dahmer, who was killed in 1966 after the Ku Klux Klan firebombed his home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. His widow, Ellie Dahmer, and daughter, Bettie Dahmer, remember that night.
01/16/2017 at 13:01. Facebook
“So Dad, why do you take me to protests so much?” Aidan Sykes, 9, asks his father Albert Sykes a few important questions.

#WhoWeAre is a series of real-life stories told by everyday Americans that speak to our best selves.
01/15/2017 at 21:30. Facebook
"We walked every day from sunup to sunset.”

In 1963, Lawrence Cumberbatch walked from NYC to Washington, D.C. to join the March on Washington. Listen as he tells his son Simeon about what it was like to stand behind Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

Simeon Cumberbatch and Lawrence Cumberbatch
01/15/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
During the Jim Crow era, the board of registrars at Alabama’s Hale County Courthouse prevented black Americans from registering to vote. Undeterred, Theresa Burroughs remembers venturing to the courthouse in pursuit of her right to vote.
01/14/2017 at 15:01. Facebook
After dropping out of high school to join the fight for civil rights, Tim Houck went to volunteer for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and soon found himself with a job as the King family’s driver.

Listen as Tom shares his personal memories of the civil rights icon.

Tom Houck and Angelo Fuster
01/13/2017 at 14:05. Facebook
"They intended to get all of us January the 10th, 1966."

Vernon Dahmer was a successful black farmer and businessman in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, who fought for voting rights in the mid-1960s. He was killed on January 10, 1966, after the Ku Klux Klan firebombed his home. At StoryCorps, his widow and daughter remember that night.

#ICYMI on NPR Morning Edition, listen here: [ Link ]

01/12/2017 at 22:51. Facebook
Vernon Dahmer was a successful black farmer, businessman, and civil rights activist in the mid-1960s who was killed after the Ku Klux Klan firebombed his home. Friday on NPR Morning Edition, listen as his family recalls that night.
01/12/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
“Have you ever felt you wanted to quit?”

U.S. Representative James Clyburn of South Carolina is the highest-ranking African American in Congress, but his journey to Washington was not particularly easy. On this anniversary of the 1971 founding of Congressional Black Caucus, listen as he sits down with his granddaughter to talk about his career. [ Link ]
"I turned on all the tricks that I knew..."

Anna Wise tells her daughter Mary about marriage to her childhood sweetheart, Joseph Wise, which would last for 60 years.

For your #WednesdayWisdom, listen to Anna talk about the beginning and end of her love story.

Anna and Mary Wise
"Fired Up! Ready to Go!"

Hear from Edith Childs, the woman who is credited with President Obama's campaign battlecry.

Valerie Jarrett and Edith Childs: “Fired up! Ready to go!”
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"I felt like a superhero."

When he was 10, Jim Saint Germain’s family moved from Haiti to New York City. He found it difficult to adjust to his new home, and by the time he was in 8th grade, his behavior had worsened and he was struggling in school. After Jim was kicked out of his apartment, Carlos Walton, the dean of his middle school, offered him a place to stay.

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Carlos Walton and Jim Saint Germain
"He tried to shoot your head through me."

On the fifth anniversary of the day a gunman opened fire at an event hosted by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, AZ, Mary Reed talks with her daughter, Emma McMahon, about getting shot while protecting her.

Mary Reed and Emma McMahon
A list of pointers that are useful any time of year, thanks to Salon. Record your own family stories using the StoryCorps app at

No time for small talk: tips for recording your own StoryCorps-style family stories this holiday
StoryCorps is partnering with WGCU Public Media to record, preserve, and share the stories of Fort Myers, Florida through February 3, 2017. Learn more and make your reservation here: [ Link ]
"You remember the day you were released from prison and got to come home?"

A story told in two parts: Kayla Wilson came to StoryCorps in 2006 to talk about her mom's drug addiction and incarceration. 10 years later, after her mother, Wendy Founds, was released from prison, Kayla came back to pick up the conversation.

#ICYMI on NPR Morning Edition, listen: [ Link ]

Kayla Wilson and Wendy Founds
Friday on NPR Morning Edition, a story of a daugher and her mother, told in two conversations that took place 10 years apart.