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Nyah Hoskins, Patrisia Vekima, and Michaela Clarke

Friends Nyah Hoskins (25), Patrisia Vekima (25), and Michaela Clarke (25) reminisce on defining memories from their friendship such as first meetings, college life, living together, transitioning out of college, and more.

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39:57
A’dja Jones and Manuela Ngo Tonye Nyemeck

Advisor and advisee, A’dja Jones (33) and Manuela Ngo Tonye Nyemeck (21), have a conversation about their experiences as black women, how covid affected them, and day-to-day life.

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30:22
Sartura Smith and LaTamarah Stackhouse

Sartura Smith (62) talks with her friend LaTamarah "Tammi" Stackhouse (48) about growing up in Tampa, Florida during segregation. She describes Central Avenue, a historic district for black owned businesses, her parents being restaurant owners there, family dinner traditions and...

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23:45
Marta Pearson and DeAnna Hadley

Marta Pearson (72) talks with her friend DeAnna Hadley (52) about sympathy, empathy, racism, the pain it causes and the need for African-American stories to be shared. She describes seeing a raw cotton field for the first time, being denied...

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30:07
Talethia Edwards, Anita Wimberly, and Valerie George

A group of African-American "sista friends," Talethia Edwards (39), Valerie George (38) and Anita Wimberly [no age given], chat about life, intimate platonic friendships, family, marriage and the importance of their bond in the African-American community. They talk about the...

Amena Johnson & Jamila Taylor

Amena Johnson talks to her friend of several years Jamila Taylor. They discuss their friendship and what it's like to have black women as friends.

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42:12
Cynthia Anderson and Barbara Jackson

Dr. Barbara Jackson (51) interviews her best friend, Pastor Cynthia Anderson (57), about being a survivor of domestic violence and what she's learned by surviving the challenges that have come to her in her life.

Vashitta Johnson's Story

WeRISE launch team member Vashitta Johnson shares her journey through advocacy work, her commitment to racial justice, and her hopes for an equitable future. This interview is part of Westerville Public Library's Westerville Voices project.