Hazel Lenora Spradling

As Interviewed by Emerson S.
"There was a water fountain and water fountain there. One said 'white' and the other said 'colored.' Thatís when I noticed it, but I didnít understand it."
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Omar Houache

As Interviewed by Hussam D.
"Heroes are not visible or circulating among the population. They were either in the front or in prisons... But the real heroes for me were those who died during the revolution."
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Juana G.

As Interviewed by Dylan Baldridge
"Sometimes, I will find out that one of my friends was undocumented, but they would never tell me."
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Sean and Yuko C.

As Interviewed by James Caras
"I felt that it was either because I was Japanese or I was a woman. I think the guy at the other shop thought I was under-educated and so I would pay that much. "
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Richard L. Gabler

As Interviewed by Max Henneke
"Although I was totally disabled for at least the last 22 years, I was not granted total disability compensation until about 3 months ago."
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V.M.

As Interviewed by Nicholas Manavi
"The fact that I put my papers to immigrate to the States; I automatically became the enemy of my own country."
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Stephen Plaisance

As Interviewed by Andrew Plaisance
"Leading from the front is what leaders should be doing, always setting the example..."
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Margie C. Costa

As Interviewed by Neel Rao
"I could contribute, in a small way, to the empowerment of an educated woman. So she gets financial independence and, more importantly, she can recognize her true potential."
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Lillie Corle

As Interviewed by Amy Reed
"We were all just there to get our education."
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Michael Henderson

As Interviewed by Ava Patterson
"We're supposed to be all God's children, and we're supposed to love one another. Why can't we show that?"
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Rabbi Alan Freedman

As Interviewed by Billy T.
"I think that religion provides a real opportunity to try to promote social justice because it represents a broad section of our society. If religious leaders can get together and put aside their theological differences in order to serve a cause, thatís a very powerful statement. You donít want to paint over the differences, because there are beliefs I donít share with Christians or Muslims, but when youíre able to put that aside and say itís more important for us to come together as religious people to address a particular issue that makes a powerful statement."
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Alan Buckholtz

As Interviewed by Jessica G.
"The police department had hundreds and hundreds of officers between the protesters and the hotel for the obvious purpose of protecting the hotel, and more particularly the president."
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Francis Boyd Moore

As Interviewed by Isabella Giunta
"As I saw people around me, I saw contemporaries and peers change and I've also seen some that never have changed, still haven't, and never will."
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Florence Temple

As Interviewed by Nathan Hamilton
"I think we just need to just learn how to get along with each other and look at others. Everybodyís not the same, you know? We just have to respect the differences in people."
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Nancy Kibler

As Interviewed by Abbe Kelly
"They bombed anything that would have helped the German war effort..."
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Kinko Ogura

As Interviewed by Michael Masuo
"When I was little, there were people that we were segregated from called the Buraku people. I was not sure why these people were segregated from us, but we were told to stay away from them. Back then people thought that the Buraku people were kind of gross and not like normal Japanese people. When we walked through their area of town, we felt uneasy and a little bit frightened. "
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Rajeshwar Sastry

As Interviewed by Avani Sastry
"[Both young and old] were uniform in their approach for gaining independence, and the only motive for them was self-sacrifice and liberating the country from foreign rule."
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Karen O'Neil

As Interviewed By Elinor L.
"A girl looked at me and said, very disparagingly, 'You're Jewish, aren't you?'"
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Courtney C.

As Interviewed by Callier C.
"Itís like smelling really bad, and you can smell yourself. You canít do anything about it, but youíre aware that everyone thinks you reek. Thatís what it is like when youíre battling, and you canít stop talking, and your thoughts come really, really fast, and youíre impulsive, and you have a temper, and youíre irritable. Itís like having a really bad smell."
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Jose Luis Aguilar

As Interviewed by Sonia Aguilar
"I don't know why we discriminate each other, if God made us equally."
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Bobby Earl Smith

As Interviewed by Madison E.
"I think the flaws come about when someone in the system takes a shortcut."
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O.S. and G.E.

As Interviewed by Madeline Lee
"The biggest protest is living an open and free life."
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Hubert Heinen

As Interviewed by Gavin K.
"The first notice that I really took of something being strange was in 1948 when the Dixiecrats bolted from the Democratic Party because of segregation."
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Judy R. Hodgson

As Interviewed by Reed Rogers
"I guess the biggest hero and most influential was Martin Luther King, Jr."
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Ayan Ismail

As Interview by Margeaux Brown
"The social injustice in Somalia was horrendous."
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Rita Lucio

As Interviewed by Jonathan Churchett
"I think unions have gotten weaker. I think people think that theyíve outlived their purpose, but thereís been a lot of instances where I think, what would this have been like without the union to represent us?"
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Mouin Fattouh

As Interviewed by Janette Fattouh
"[They] became a resident while I couldn't because I followed the law."
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Steve Crow

As Interviewed by Max Genet
"There really isn't any person who shouldn't have access to medical care."
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Pam Greenstone

As Interviewed by Roxy Bonafont
"I would love it if people were educated enough to understand that I'm no different from them. But I don't think that will ever happen."
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A.S.

As Interviewed by Bennett S.
"I think that I learned a lot, I grew a lot from war and, like I said, war is unfortunate. I feel proud of what I did. I'm glad I made it back."
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Derek Hill

As Interviewed by Kennedy S.
"I was a platoon commander at the time of 9-11, but I was part of a 5000 men army that had already been deployed."
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Margarita Wolleben

As Interviewed by Rachel Wolleben
"We all come here with something already prepared for us to live, and that is to make this world a better place than the one that we found when we were already born."
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Chuck Reese

As Interviwed by Jackson Hughes
"There are people who will think negatively of all kinds of people, whether youíre a minority or not. There are people that will think negative attitudes about white people, or negative attitudes about southerners, or negative attitudes about people who live in Texas, or different religions. And so when youíre one of those groups that are targeted more specifically, you get a real keen insight into what that feels like."
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Ruben Vargas

As Interviewed by Manny Escobar
"I changed the path I was on."
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Agustin Morquecho

As Interviewed by Adina Morquecho
"Many places would not accept mexicans in their shops. Everything was still so racist.There are some things that you can change but most of the stuff is impossible to change."
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Mark Hammond

As Interviewed by Michaela Norton
"I was never discriminated against because I was the privileged class. I was white. I noticed a lot of discrimination against blacks. I remember specifically, I would go into a corner store, and there would be six or seven blacks waiting to be served. I would walk in, and they would serve me right away, and ignore the blacks."
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Brian Turner

As Interviewed by Currie L.
"Racism is...as much as anything, just ignorance of what the other race is."
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Liz Mueller

As Interviewed by Jake R. Paterson
"I donít think in a country as wealthy as ours, that itís okay for people to live in a place that doesnít have heat or air conditioning. Or in a house that has really poor conditions. Or that forces a family to pay more than half their income for the rent."
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Marimel Ansdell

As Interviewed by Alexandra Andsell
"And before we got the food we had to sign a paper saying we would vote for them."
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Berta Gojer

As Interviewed by Daniel Gostein
"The government took over ownership of everything. From big companies, to little stores, nothing. Everybody works for the government,"
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Annemarie Prinz

As Interviewed by Matthew Prinz
"I went to school for eight years. After eighth grade, my mother told me I had to earn money because my father was sick. I had started school after 6, so by eighth grade I was 14. After eighth grade, I worked in a general store owned by a person named Mr. MŁller, and I worked there for 10 years until I got married. "
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Veronica Castro De Barrera

As Interviewed by Bonnie Adams
"Little by little I was able to build beautiful friendships and I was enrolled in a class called ĎEnglish as a second languageí, which was a safe haven for all the immigrates and foreign language students who were participating in this class. So we become almost like an extended family in that class and that was beautiful years.."
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Juan R. Valadez

As Interviewed by Riley Simpson
"I remember telling this one kid in particular Ė ĎThe world is full of people who are going to trying to knock you down. You canít help them.í"
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B.P.

As Interviewed by P.M.
"I hated being pushed, shoved, and called names during passing period."
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L.

As Interviewed by Gina C.
"You can criticize people, or even yourself, but don't use violence."
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Patricia Griffin

As Interviewed by Andres Cortez
"You had to be careful on not going to jail, and it all depended on who the police were."
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Asad Kirmani

As Interviewed by Uma Riddle
"I had a group of friends in the mosque who were also in my high school, and we wanted to start a Muslim Association."
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Jane

As Interviewed by Sarah B.
"A lot of things that people say the first time they meet Morgan is; 'What's wrong with her?'"
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Eden Harrington

As Interviewed by Alberto Edwards
"When we looked at their cases, one of the things that we figured out was that if you had the money to hire a good lawyer, that was the best way to avoid getting the death penalty. People who had appointed lawyersówho didnít have enough money to hire experts or conduct an investigationóthose were the people who ended up on Death Row."
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Paul H.

As Interviewed by O.L.
"I think churches are microcosms of society at large. Society at large thinks that itís unacceptable, the church thinks itís unacceptable, too. Itís not something I was taught in Sunday school or anything that had to do with church. Not that I remember anyway."
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Lillian L.

As Interviewed by Kelly H.
"Color is not an object, you know. You didnít think of people as colored."
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Michael Stone

An Interview by Jake Atlas
"You could just hear the bombs, and they were using napalm and bombs, helicopters and what not. You try to maintain a neutral position, but almost everyone sympathized with someone. It was impossible not to."
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Rosa Hernandez

As Interviewed By Eduardo H.
"It was very helpful the choice of my parents bringing me here at a young age."
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Eliza Galaher

As Interviewed by Carly M.
"I think it's important for people to know that there are many, many things that define a person."
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Robin S.

As Interviewed by Ben Wangrin
"I don't want to feel so lost and dependent on everyone again, even as wonderful as they were. It's just a bad feeling to know that you're old and you can't do anything for yourself."
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Barbara Becker

As Interviewed by Max Becker
"Then in the 60s, it became a matter of listening to the speeches, observing on TV, knowing how limiting segregation was to the black people, and taking a side, and making clear your views that there should be equality for both races."
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Kamran Asdar Ali

As Interviewed by Raavi A.
"One has to be kind to others, irrespective."
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Jean L. Turner

As Interviewed By Dabrelle Dickson
"You never look at the personís skin color, but you look at the person."
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Peter Polgar

As Interviewed by Kaitlin P.
"I guess at eight years-old these things are more adventuresome than worrisome."
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Guadalupe Rodriguez

As Interviewed by Jeremiah Arias
"Living in Austin, segregation was different -- not drastically worse, but in a larger, more major city, discrimination was a little worse."
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David M. Davis

As Interviewed by Collin Davis
"There were some people that thought that whole area of the world was like dominoes. You know if you line them up and you knock one down, it knocks them all down."
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Kristen Burnett

As Interviewed by Cameron Wynn
"The bombing around me was still going on until 1946. They shot at kids. They told kids do not pick up anything. They would plant pens and paper and crayons on the street so the kids could pick it up and it would explode in their face. We were told, do not, do not pick up anything."
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Eva

As Interviewed by Lena T.
"We had comments said to us like, ĎYou Mexicans need to go home.í Well, we weren't very sure what that meant because we arenít from another country. We were born and raised here."
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George B.

As Interviewed by Zac Zalles
"I couldn't do a lot of things my friends and brother could do just because I was physically limited. I could do some things and I couldn't do others, but that was the basic issue."
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Steve Elliott

As Interviewed by Simon Barrera
"It gives me a lot of perspective, as I said before, when you see the poverty that other people are facing, and their hardships. It makes you so much more appreciative of the situation you have."
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Janice Caroline

As Interviewed by Patrick Miller
"The economy was very, very bleak. The economy, I mean, pay would have been very minimal and my dad worked very hard."
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Anh Thomas

As Interviewed by Ryan Thomas
"I left Vietnam in 1975 with the last exodus of American soldiers."
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Beverly Fisher

As Interviewed by Darian Fisher
"To show how the journey that she had taken with her father being in prison from the time she was a baby until the present, how it made her feel and the struggles she had gone through as a young girl."
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Don Henderson

As Interviewed by A. Downing
"To me, it was always an issue. In high school, I remember arguing with people and with teachers about how civil rights should be afforded to gay people, just like it was to everyone else."
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Steven Todd

As Interviewed by Izzy Heffington
"You don't get to choose how bad a crime is. If somebody steals something, you don't get to choose what they take or how many windows they break. The victim gets next to no rights. The criminal gets all of the rights."
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Ramsey W.

As Interviewed by Tai Hoang
"I wasnít good with authority. I wasnít violent, but I was angry and loud all the time. Mostly you just couldnít believe a word I said. I think Iím different today."
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Kerrie Summerfield

David Poor
"I think as a country America is not as accepting to gay people that I thought they might be at this time. I think a lot of it has to do with elderly not liking it. So I do think we have a very unacceptable confirmation as a country compared to others. And where marriage is legal has to do with a lot of things. But for the younger generation it is getting more acceptable because being gay is not your role but for them to be exposed to it is good."
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Francisco Alfaro

As Interviewed by Christian Alfaro
"Life is full of problems, so you have to face everything that you can with an open mind and live the best way you can."
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Benito M.

As Interviewed by Lorenzo Pesina
"I grew up in Texas as a free man. But growing up, I had huge problems within my life. I was treated wrongly in my life by cops, whites and blacks, and just about everything. In my belief, our society will always be white-dominant. It was always about the color of our skin and about what we, as people, had in our blood."
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Tan Huynh

As Interviewed by Satvik Kolluri
"If you see videos and images of that last day -- where everybody was just going crazy, trying to climb onto the next US helicopter, plane, or ship -- we were part of that group."
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Chawhun Chai

Interviewed by Brian G.
"We were walking and singing, and all of a sudden here was a bomb that dropped at the head of the mob. That was the first real encounter of the real blood situation. I saw people were carried out covered with blood. Two people were killed and several wounded."
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J.

As Interviewed by Jose M.
"We do have a bit less freedom. First of all, itís harder to get a job and I guess itís also is harder to get a driverís license. Those are the two things that bother me the most."
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Laura Selis

As interviewed by Henry Selis
"I'm sure that there's a part of them that never wanted to be haunted..."
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S.M.

As Interviewed by Mason M.
"We donít want to rely on peopleís goodwill to care for our family. It should be a right, not dependent on anyoneís mood or political orientation or community values."
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Volma Overton Jr.

As Interviewed by Laurel Morris
"My cousins and I used to go in there and run into the white restrooms all the time. We would drink out of the white water fountains, just to piss them off."
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Ricardo Garcia

As Interviewed by Christopher Garcia
"I could tell he did not like me for some reason. At one time he even asked me if I spoke English."
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Lisa G.

As Interviewed by Sabrina S.
"I told my mom, and she totally flipped."
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J. Robert Selman

As Interviewed by Saskia H.
"People, now that the war is part of the past, and so long ago, are beginning to become wiser about what war is, and they know that war is not something that you can just start for any reason. It's extremely, extremely serious. It's something that's going to kill you in the end."
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Sid Hall

As Interviewed by Bridget Kelly
"I realized that he was my friend, and I cared about him, and he didnít choose to be gay any more than I chose to be straight."
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Jobert G. Harris

As Interviewed by Nika Sarraf
"As I said, itís hard to understand it unless you experience it, me describing it doesnít adequately paint a clear picture for you. If you can imagine walking into a store, and being shadowed just because of the color of your skin, if you can imagine standing at a counter and being ignored just based on the color of your skin, if you can imagine being asked to get up to give another member of this society access to something just based on the color of your skin, if you can imagine being denied access to something or access to a particular facility in public, just because of the color of your skin, if it can be assumed about you that you actually know nothing, just based on the color of your skin, then thatís the tip of the iceberg when it comes to describing some of the aspects of racism."
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Ria Ralli

As Interviewed by Ari Takvorian
"We couldn't believe somebody had actually killed him!"
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Vicente Sanchez

As interviewed by Anthony Sanchez
"Freedom has a price that some pay dearly and never take it for granted."
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Martha Shaftel

An Interviewed by Ellie Zambarano
"My motherís mother went with her to the concentration camp and was selected to go to the right side, and the people that went to the right were mostly the elderly, the infirm, or women like my grandmother, who was carrying and baby and had three younger ones with her. She went to the right for extermination."
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Paul Buntyn

As interviewed by Abby Bourgeois
"I would go to church during the week, but on Friday nights I found myself on my way to listen to Malcolm speak."
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Rama Rao Kancharla

As Interviewed by Varun Sudunagunta
"Even in wartime we had free time in which we played sports or shot rifles for fun."
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B.V.A. Rao

As Interviewed by Ujwal Swamy
"You have your language, your administration will be in the language, your government business will be in the language, and you can develop your language like anything."
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Edward R. Arevalo

As Interviewed by Eric Arevalo
"And he said, 'No, Iím just pulling your leg. Iím just letting you know that anytime there is a conflict you will be called on and you need to be ready.'"
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T.J. Romero

As Interviewed by Jerardo Sandoval
"There is no kind of terror that you can experience except what man does to man during war. Itís really ugly and scary. It haunts you the rest of your life."
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Christine S.

As Interviewed by Eric S.
"To get a good assessment for a subtle disability, one that doesnít stick out like a sore thumb, you have to have an outside party."
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Nathan Hickman

As Interviewed by Jadyn B.
"We canít help who we are. It is a hard life. I canít understand why anyone would choose it."
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Efstathia Kappou-Berberidou

As Interviewed by Filippos Kallivokas
"Greeceís first engagement in the war was the conflict with Italy."
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Steve Basile

As Interviewed by Elliott Moore
"I think his impact is only now realized because he was not just a gay rights leader, he was a civil rights leader."
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