Silena Layne and Jeb Backe

Silena Layne (44) speaks with StoryCorps facilitator Jeb Backe (26) about her faith journey in the face of struggle and loss. Silena reflects on her relationship to the Black Church and on the impact of gun violence on her family.

Karla Hunt and James Ford

One Small Step partners Karla Westfall Hunt (69) and James Ford (52) have a conversation about how they feed their souls in ministry work, the marvels of the marriages in their lives, and their shared belief in speaking across differences.

Halicue Hanna and Jeb Backe

Halicue Hanna (50) talks to StoryCorps facilitator Jeb Backe (26) about her spiritual path to Hoodoo. She reflects on her family roots in Mississippi, her connections to her ancestors, and her experience practicing Afro-Cuban dance.