08/17/2012 07:00 pm ET Updated Oct 17, 2012

A Mother's Secret Revealed

"I have spent a lot of years just hiding from it."

In today's StoryCorps broadcast on NPR's Morning Edition, 40-year-old Julie Sanders sat down to discuss a part of her past she has never shared. At age 16, she belonged to a white supremacist group -- and one night in 1988, found herself at the scene of a murder.

She's kept this a secret from most of her friends and family. In fact, before sitting down with a friend at StoryCorps, Julie had rarely talked about her past at all.

Take a listen to this powerful story.