First Person

First Person

Many count W.E.B. Du Bois' seminal text The Souls of Black Folk as a formative influence in their lives. We ask for your stories about W.E.B. Du Bois and the impact of his writing on your life. Read others' stories; we'd like to hear yours as well.

Maya Angelou Kathleen Cleaver Cory Booker Elizabeth Alexander


The voices in this episode are only a sample of the many thoughtful reflections we received in response to our exploration of the many, varying expressions of Muslim identity. We created a dynamic map that allows you to read each Muslim's essay and see the broader geographical context.

We asked for your stories about Rumi and the appeal of his poetry. Read fellow listeners' memories. We'd like to hear yours as well.

Kelli Koning Julie Hursey David Mendelsohn Kevin Sparks
Mary Lynn White Bob Wells Roberta Kilstrom Melody Doering
James Farrelly Meg Gatza Catherine Jones Arlene Ducao
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