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Bridgette McGee is unearthing everything she can about her grandfather’s life – and his death.
Diaries We give people tape recorders and help them document their own lives in their own words
As an 18 year old raised in the foster care system, Melissa took NPR listeners along when she gave birth to her son Issaiah. Over the past 16 years Melissa and her son have faced many challenges, from eviction notices to her son’s life-threatening medical diagnosis. In her new diary, Melissa chronicles her life as a working single mother, and reveals things about her past that her son has never known.Listen
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Histories Weaving together oral histories and archival tape to bring the past to life
More than fifty years ago, Puerto Rican and black gang members in New York City fatally stabbed Michael Farmer, a white teenager.Listen