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Oscar C. Wiley, Jr. (76) talks with his friend Sparky Abraham (28) about a shipwreck he experienced in 1967.
Melvin Thomas (23) talks to his former high school art teacher, Rebecca Belleville (32), about his drive in middle school to go to a top performing high school, his interest in sculpture, being an African American male in the art...
Jermaine Anderson (42) talks to friend and colleague Lisa Nitsch (39) about his upbringing in inner-city Baltimore and beloved family, his history of abusive partnership and overcoming abusive behavior through the Gateway Project, and why he is excited for his...
Marguerite Brown is interviewed by her granddaugter Micheline Brown about her life, her work and family.
Kemiko Lawrence () interviews her aunt, Frances Baylor (), about growing up on a farm in rural Mississippi and her favorite memories playing with her 13 siblings.
Leona Thompson (29) interviews her mother Maria Thompson (63) about her religious journey and eventual conversion to Judaism. They discuss their experiences being Black and Jewish, and their family's religious history.
Richard Minott (94) speaks with his daughter Cheryl Simons (60) about growing up in Brooklyn, meeting his wife and his service in WWII.
Long-time MESA partners Patricia MacGowan (68) and James Dorsey (55) talk about their work with the Washington Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement Organization.
Betty Brown-Chappell (70) talks with her husband, Michael J. Chappell (70), about her grandmother, Ada Mae Brown (aka Ada May) and the outlook that her grandmother nurtured and instilled in her family. Betty outlines her family history and lineage.
Wendell Scanterbury (51) interviews Phil Olson (64) about being both a patient and chaplain of Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia.
Justeia Taylor, 15, interviews Valerie Jackson, 61, about her husband’s legacy (former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson), and his becoming Atlanta’s first Black mayor.
Andre Walker (25) talks to Peter Wilson (68) about the genealogical research that has led him to learn a lot about his family history.
Diana Carreras (62) speaks with her mentee, Brandi Brown (40), about her journey to self love and worth and the way that has impacted her ability to love and be of service to others.
Anthony Stripling (50) has an honest conversation with his daughter, Gabriella Stripling (13), about his family, his childhood, his regrets, and his motivations for enrolling her in private school.
Ahmed "Flex" Omar (35) interviews his friend Uzo Udo (29) about his experiences growing up in Ukraine and then coming to the US.
Traci L. Hughes (49) talks to her colleague, Nada Zohdy (29), about her identity, her career, and the impact of their shared work.
Sheila Smith is interviewed by her daughter, Dana White about her ex husband, Damon White, his death, and being a single parent and raising two.
Ebony Wiggins (24) interviews her father, Staff Sergeant Spencer Wiggins (69) about his experiences in the Vietnam War and his transition back home.
Ronny Marty (45) and his friend and colleague Bukola Oriola (44) talk about Ronny's upbringing in the Dominican Republic and the memories he has of his father. Ronny shares about his experience being labor trafficked out of the Dominican Republic...
Joan Ruskin reads a poetic piece she recently wrote that describes her life’s path. Afterwards, her daughter asks a few questions about her childhood growing up with divorced parents in an era that parents did not divorce.
Monica (44) and Tayquan (17) talk about their strong relationship and how Tayquan could be misunderstood.
Sisters Hinde Muya and Amina Osman are interviewed by McKenzie Wren. The pair discuss the path that brought them to the United States from a refugee camp in Somalia. Hinde shares her views about the differences between Somali Bantu culture...
Ronald Porter (30), shares with Eliza Bettinger his story on becoming a young PhD professor, his yoga practice and how the death of his mother when he was 12 years old influenced him to achieve as young Gay, African-American professional.
Shalisa Hayes (41) shares with her friend Barbara Wright (46) about the community center being built on the east side of Tacoma, Washington, and how it gained momentum as a legacy of her son, who was murdered in 2011. She...