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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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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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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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, that’s a very powerful statement. You don’t want to paint over the differences, because there are beliefs I don’t share with Christians or Muslims, but when you’re able to put that aside and say it’s more important for us to come together as religious people to address a particular issue that makes a powerful statement."
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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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Christal Hamann

As Interviewed by Alyssa Rodriguez
"I lived in Germany during the time of the Holocaust. Pirmasens."
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David Shimizu

Maya Shimizu
"I’m happy that I got involved with something bigger than myself that was beneficial to others, especially to others in a far away place that really had nothing directly to do with us."
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Emma Flores-Huibregtse

As Interviewed by Coralie Huibregtse
"No one discriminates against me now. I don’t feel like I’m different from anybody else."
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Courtney C.

As Interviewed by Callier C.
"It’s like smelling really bad, and you can smell yourself. You can’t do anything about it, but you’re aware that everyone thinks you reek. That’s what it is like when you’re battling, and you can’t stop talking, and your thoughts come really, really fast, and you’re impulsive, and you have a temper, and you’re irritable. It’s 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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O.S. and G.E.

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

As Interview by Margeaux Brown
"The social injustice in Somalia was horrendous."
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Mrs. Herta Pila

As Interviewed By Sam D.
"I just lived one day after the next and hoped for the best."
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Nicole Savage

As Interviewed by Ben Deterling
"When the Communists took over, you couldn't go to church whenever you felt like it. You couldn't just have a celebration or Mass. They had to approve everything."
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Jing-Fen Lee

As Interviewed by Howard Shan
"The Japanese were really nice to us, and we weren't really forced to do anything."
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Interviewed by A.M.
"The main reason people underestimate us is because we underestimate ourselves."
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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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Chuck Reese

As Interviwed by Jackson Hughes
"There are people who will think negatively of all kinds of people, whether you’re 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 you’re one of those groups that are targeted more specifically, you get a real keen insight into what that feels like."
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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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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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As Interviewed by P.M.
"I hated being pushed, shoved, and called names during passing period."
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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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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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Paul H.

As Interviewed by O.L.
"I think churches are microcosms of society at large. Society at large thinks that it’s unacceptable, the church thinks it’s unacceptable, too. It’s 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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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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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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Kamran Asdar Ali

As Interviewed by Raavi A.
"One has to be kind to others, irrespective."
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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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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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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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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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As Interviewed by Mason M.
"We don’t want to rely on people’s goodwill to care for our family. It should be a right, not dependent on anyone’s 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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Lisa G.

As Interviewed by Sabrina S.
"I told my mom, and she totally flipped."
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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 didn’t choose to be gay any more than I chose to be straight."
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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 mother’s 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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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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Nathan Hickman

As Interviewed by Jadyn B.
"We can’t help who we are. It is a hard life. I can’t understand why anyone would choose it."
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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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Nuri Vallbona

As Interviewed by Kachelle Kaufhold
"Sometimes I couldn't fall asleep because of the images from the camps. I just couldn't get them out of my head."
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Minh Phan

As Interviewed by T.N.
"Many Chinese were not welcome, so they didn't treat the Chinese very well. That was when we decided to go."
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Fay Heighway

As interviewed by Mathew Heighway
"Men got killed in the mines. Children lost their fathers in the mine."
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Kerstin Somerholter

As Interviewed by Connor Somerholter
"I grabbed my camera and some money, told the doorman I was going across the street to make a call, and took a taxi to the West German embassy."
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Nada Gavrilov

As Interviewed by Nicholas Ray
"And when we came to Halifax. where we got off the ship, we were very happy. We were free."
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Olivia M.

As Interviewed by Vijay Veeraraghavan
"I think it’s important that everyone be treated like a human being, regardless of where you were born or what your financial situation is. That’s just basic, everyone needs that."
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Timothy Bertotti

As Interviewed by Edison B.
"Overall, it (USAID) has been extremely successful, and has potentially staved off wars in many countries."
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Margaret C. Kremer

As Interviewed by Ezra Serrins
"Back in the olden days, in 1964 or so, President Kennedy made a famous speech in which he said 'Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country,' and the spirit of that speech caught on..."
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Terees Jenkins

As Interviewed by Jacob Wallace
"The guards never took him to his follow up appointment, and he couldn’t say anything because his jaw was wired shut."
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