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It’s Thursday, the day we hear stories that were recorded here in Rochester by StoryCorps, the national oral history project. Today, we meet retired High School teacher Ernest DuBois (doo-BOYS); he talks with his friend and former student Maranne (ma-RAN) McDade Clay about his career at the school where learning has no limits.
Robert Arrington knew that he was called to be a minister of God from the time he was a child. But he also knew that as a Gay African American man, he would have trouble finding acceptance in the church. This past summer, while StoryCorps was in residence at Rundel Library here in Rochester, Robert visited the Mobile Recording Booth with his partner of 8 years, Theodore Robinson Arrington, to talk about his struggle to come to terms with himself and with God.
StoryCorps, the national oral history project was in Rochester in July, recording our stories as part of the city’s 175th anniversary celebration. This week we hear from Charles Price, who visited the Mobile Recording Booth with his wife Pauline. Charles was the first African American to serve on the Rochester Police Force… and he was on duty on the night of July 24th, 1964…
Keith Moody was raised in Central New York, and played most of his professional football career as Corner Back with the Buffalo Bills. He played his college days for the Orange at Syracuse. He now lives in Northern California, and is an assistant principal at Mountain View High School. But when the StoryCorps MobileBooth came to Rochester last summer, Keith joined his former wife Celia and his two daughters Shirley and Sharon, to share his story.
Ten months ago Deborah Murray donated a kidney to her best friend’s husband, who had been living with polycystic kidney disease for nearly 40 years. A few months, while StoryCorps was in residence at Rundel Library here in Rochester, later Donna visited the Mobile Recording Booth with Karen Ross to talk about the experience of giving part of herself to save another person.
It’s Thursday, the day we hear stories that were recorded here in Rochester by StoryCorps, the national oral history project. Today, Sandra Nicholson Rubin talks with her son, Gene Nicholson, about overcoming a learning disability.
This past summer, StoryCorps was in residence at Rundel Library here in Rochester for a month, and more than 200 people shared their stories. Today we hear from Annette Grape, a mother and social worker who visited the MobileBooth with her children, 10-year-old Kelsey and 13-year-old Ian.
It’s Thursday, the day we hear stories that were recorded here in Rochester by StoryCorps, the national oral history project. Today Jacqueline Archer tells her son David Skinner about growing up in the early days of broadcasting. Jackie likes to say that she grew up with radio and radio grew up with her.