SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"We walked into this room which was essentially a warehouse of material..."
Jennifer Locke Jones

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"So many people spoke by phone to each other that day..."
David Shayt
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"...why did the individual feel it was important to photograph?"
Michelle Delaney





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