Category: African American

Eldridge, Myla Anne

Myla Anne tells how she worked with both major political parties as the head of the Election Board to create satellite voting locations and to make Marion County a “Vote Center County”.

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Moore, Venita Jean

After attending Historically Black Colleges, earning a CPA, working for Governor Bayh, and founding her own CPA firm Venita was called upon to run for IPS Commissioner. Her grown daughter said, “Why not?”

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Harris, Tronay Devon

Deon shares the beginning of his life story of escaping poverty and crime that he tells to all of the young African American men he counsels as a police officer / leader in the Our Kids program.

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Scott, Leonard Stephen

Leonard studied dentistry to please his father, but he was personally drawn to music. He tells the story of a three day fast that led to creating a string of original gospel songs and ultimately TyScott Records.    

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Wilson, Nichole Nicholson

Nicole Wilson talks about how her Aunt Ruth, a nurse, got her started on a  lifelong career in health care.        

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Williams, Faye Smith

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When she was 12 years old Faye Williams found a book about the law left behind by a prominent African American Lawyer.  Reading that book led Faye to a life long career in the law.  

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Hall, John Raymond

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John Hall shares lessons learned about making friends, the importance of a stable home, and working for good companies and good people.  

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Reid, Rodney Layman

1968 was a  definitive time for Rodney Reid. He started high school at the beginning of the mandate for desegregation. Rodney helped to found the Human Relations Council which brought a better balance to student government.    

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Dace, Karen Lynnette

Encouraged by her parents to aim for the sky, Karen Dace went to the University of Utah where she joined a culture of diversity and “trying harder”.

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Perry, Betty Jo-Ann Montgomery

With tears in her eyes, young Betty Jo-Ann  listened to her first youth orchestra in NYC and realized  that playing music would be a way to escape a life limited by poverty.

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