StoryCorps "A More Perfect Union" (2015)

When Theresa Burroughs came of voting age, she was ready to cast her ballot. But in the Jim Crow era, she had a long fight ahead of her.


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No More Questions!

A strong-willed grandmother tells her life story.

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Sundays at Rocco’s

Rocco Galasso's building is demolished to make way for new apartments.

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Clean Streets

Two New York City sanitation workers talk about unexpected lessons learned on the job.

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A Family Man

Samuel Black fondly recalls his father's hard work and tough love.

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Behind the Scenes

Meet Theresa Burroughs

A look behind the scenes as the Rauch Brothers meet Theresa Burroughs and work on "A More Perfect Union".


Directed by

The Rauch Brothers

Art Direction

Bill Wray


Rafael Rosado

Executive Producers

Dave Isay
Lizzie Jacobs
Donna Galeno


Mike Rauch
Maya Millett

Consulting Producer

Michael Garofalo

Coordinating Producers

Rachel Hartman
Makeba Rasin


Tim Rauch

Assistant Animation

Brandon Denmark


Jae Il Son

Production Assistant

Sal Elvezio

Compositing and FX

Gary Leib

Audio Produced by

Yasmina Guerda
Nadia Reiman

Music by Fredrik

The Kora Records
published by House of Hassle

Special Thanks

Kathrina Proscia
The Safe House Black History Museum

Funding provided by

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

In partnership with


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