Welcome to Wambui Stories - 70 Years and Beyond!

Season 1

Sept. 15, 2021

Why and How I Got A New Name

Wambui was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Louis Washington of Greensboro, North Carolina in January of 1950. Her mother thought she co…

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Sept. 12, 2021

My Aunt Thelma Lived and Died On Her own Terms

"My Aunt Thelma was 85 years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. The doctors told her without immediate surgery, she wo…

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Sept. 10, 2021

MY Mama Should Have Been The Border Czar

Wambui Bahati tells a story of how, when growing up in Greensboro North Carolina in the 1950s and 1960's, her mother kept an eye …

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Sept. 8, 2021

Mama Meets My White Boyfriend

At least one of Wambui Bahati's husbands was a white man. In sharing her personal history, she shares this story of when she took…

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Sept. 7, 2021

How I Got To New York City

My family and I, in the 1950s and 1960s, in Greensboro, North Carolina didn't travel a lot. When we did travel, it was usually wi…

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Sept. 6, 2021

Straighten Your Hair!?

Wambui talks about her hair - from the straitening or straighten hot comb to afro and many things in between. She shares the stor…

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Feb. 25, 2021

On Being Black

I'm not feeling the racial tension in our society that I keep hearing about today in the news and social media. I grew up in Nor…

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Jan. 8, 2021

Never So Happy to Walk Among the Dead

My mother's mother, Beady Davis Howell, was the granddaughter of slaves and the daughter of sharecroppers. They lived in the area…

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Jan. 6, 2021

Gone With The Wind and Me

I'm going to start with a story that starts at 1976. I'm 26 years old living in New York city. I'm an actress, of course, as an a…

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Jan. 3, 2021


Church was very important in our lives. It was the place where we would go to meet new people, be with our friends outside of sch…

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