StoryCorps' latest animated short, A Family Man, tells the story of John L. Black, Sr., who spent decades in the boiler rooms of the Cincinnati public school system to provide for his wife and 11 children.
After work, "he would fall down on the bed... he'd ask us to rub his feet," recounts his son, Samuel. "We hated it -- he'd been working 16-hour days. He'd take his socks off, he'd ask you to rub his feet -- you hate to walk past his bedroom, because he'd call you in and ask you to do that."
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