StoryCorps Chicago: ‘Their Lives Lost Have A Purpose’

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Tamika and Delphine at the StoryCorps booth in Chicago. StoryCorps Chicago
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Tamika and Delphine at the StoryCorps booth in Chicago. StoryCorps Chicago

StoryCorps Chicago: ‘Their Lives Lost Have A Purpose’

Delphine Cherry has lost two of her four children to gun violence. She recently came to the StoryCorps booth at the Chicago Cultural Center to talk with another of her children, Tamika Howard, about living with the pain of those losses. 

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Delphine Cherry’s son, Tyler.
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Delphine Cherry’s daughter, Tyesa.

Their conversation is in conjunction with an exhibit at the Chicago Architecture Biennial memorializing gun violence victims. Delphine talked about the death of her oldest daughter, Tyesa, and the shock of the killing of her son 20 years later.

Special thanks to MASS Design Gun Violence Memorial.

This interview was facilitated by StoryCorps Chicago’s Mary Bess Ser.

Bill Healy produces StoryCorps Chicago for WBEZ and teaches journalism at Northwestern University. Follow him @chicagoan.