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StoryCorps: A Family Man

In honor of Father’s Day this weekend, here’s a new animation from StoryCorps about the late John L. Black, Sr. who used to work 16-hour days to provide for his wife and eleven children.



6 comments… add one
  • bittergaymark June 15, 2012, 2:06 pm

    Gee, you know, maybe he simply shouldn’t have had ELEVEN children…

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    • rachel June 15, 2012, 2:11 pm

      That I’ll agree with you on!

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      • Tracey June 15, 2012, 4:39 pm

        Maybe, but that’s neither here nor there. He did the best he could with the family he had. You have to respect that.

  • iwannatalktosampson June 15, 2012, 2:09 pm

    I love StoryCorps! Love it! When I went to their website though they only had like 11 stories. I’m hoping there’s some vault of them somewhere. I could watch them for days.

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    • rachel June 15, 2012, 2:10 pm

      I love it too! I saw this video the other day. I’m always so happy when I see that a new one is out.

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  • Tracey June 15, 2012, 4:38 pm

    This story made me tear up…his father reminded me a lot of my father – stern, quiet, hard working, but loving. He’s been gone 30 years – he passed in November 1982 – and I miss him so much. RIP, Daddy – Mr. John B. Morris. You were, and are, loved.

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