Extraordinary Stories of Ordinary Life

Last Witness

Uncovering the stories of the last surviving witnesses to major historic events.

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Remembering Olivia Hooker

Olivia Hooker was the last surviving witness to the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921.

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Last Witness: Mission to Hiroshima

Russell Gackenbach is the only surviving member of the crew that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. This is his story.

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Last Witness: The General Slocum

In 1904, a steamship on its way to a church picnic sank in the East River. More than 1,000 people, many of them women and children, died in the disaster.

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