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Tina Israel

Tina Israel – JFK Assassination Impact

Tina Israel recounts the tragedy of President Kennedy’s assassination and the impact she felt. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Donald Pomeroy

Donald “Don” Pomeroy – Radio News

Don Pomeroy recalls his family sitting around the radio for news and then getting their first TV. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Sydelle Schectman

Sydelle Schectman – Jackie Robinson

Sydelle Schectman’s family owned a candy store in neighborhood where Jackie Robinson lived. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Donna Benton

Donna Benton – The Valley

Donna Benton’s grandparents had a big influence on the region of South Texas known as The Valley. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Edward Stone

Edward Stone – P&G, Clorox, and Frito Lay

Edward Stone worked at the highest levels of marketing for Proctor and Gamble, Clorox, and Frito Lay. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Helen Lee

Helen Lee – “They Closed the Store”

Helen talks about what she remembers from 9/11 and JFK’s Assassination. CLICK HERE to see Helen Lee’s Short Story on marrying a man named Robert E. Lee in the General Subjects and Everyday Life Category! CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History  

Bill Leodiker

Bill Leediker – Cost of a New Model T Ford

Bill Leediker remembers how he paid $4 for his first car in the 1930s. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Adolph Word

Adolph Word – Old Car Brakeman

Adolph Word’s family moved from West Texas to San Antonio in 1934 and he was given the job of brakeman for their car during the move. He talks about making the journey with using a rock as his car’s brakes.   CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bill Ragan – The Tri Lads

Bill Ragan and friends started a singing group called the “Tri Lads” and had a hit song called “1957- Cherry Pie”.   Click Here to see Bill’s full Oral History Click Here to see Bill’s featured short about Frank Sinatra & Nat King Cole Bill Ragan Born 1938 Raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma Veteran

Lois Daneman

Lois Daneman – Moving to Dallas after JFK’s Assassination

Lois describes what it was like to move to Dallas after JFK’s assassination. CLICK HERE to watch her full Oral History!

Tony Berry – Family newspaper

Tony Berry’s grandfather published the first black newspaper in Houston called The Houston Informer.   CLICK HERE to see Tony Berry’s full Oral History CLICK HERE to see Tony’s Featured short about overcoming segregation as a young man CLICK HERE to see Tony’s Featured short about landing a plane in a combat zone CLICK HERE…

Rachel Amado Bortnick

Rachel Amado Bortnick – American Culture Shock

Rachel Amado Bortnick talks about when she immigrated from Turkey, and how America was not what she had expected it to be. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Meet the Hellmans – Banana Bewilderment

Lenore and Madeleine talk about their relatives being amazed by bananas when they first came to America. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

Ralph Dugger

Ralph Dugger – Social Security

Ralph Dugger processed Social Security applications the old fashioned way. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Herb Weitzman

Herb Weitzman – Motorcade Route

Herb Weitzman was standing along the motorcade route when he learned that President Kennedy had been shot. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Miriam Creemer

Miriam Creemer – Poland

Miriam Creemer explains why her family left Poland for Canada. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Gallia Benglas

Gallia Benglas – Six Day War

Gallia Benglas served in the Israeli Army during the 1967 Six Day War. Her boyfriend at the time was also deployed to Jordan for the war. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History.

Reid Heller

Reid Heller – JFK

Reid Heller remembers the Kennedy assassination. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jeremy Butler – Deployed in the Middle East

Jeremy Butler, a Navy soldier, discusses his deployment in the Middle East, in which his crew was one of the maritime escorts through the Persian Sea prior to the invasion of Iraq.   CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about his wife working for Michelle Obama! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story on the George…

Bill Ragan – Lunar Module in 1969 Moon Landing

Bill Ragan’s father worked in the design field of the Lunar Module which took part in the 1969 moon landing.   CLICK HERE to see the full oral history! Bill’s father worked on the lunar module that landed on the moon in 1969!