Category: African American

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

Posted in: , , , Story by: October 23, 2018

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

Posted in: , , , , , , Story by: October 23, 2018

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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Osili, Vop

Posted in: , , , , , Story by: May 26, 2017

Vop Osilli’s earliest memories are from Nigeria at the beginning of civil war when his mother, an American, decided it was time to leave.

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Mosby, Carolyn Elizabeth

Carolyn Mosby tells about her start in public relations and politics at the age of 11 giving speeches for a new State Representative, her mother!

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Rhodes, Crystal V.

Posted in: , , , Story by: May 26, 2017

A successful  writer and producer of plays and television programs, Crystal Rhodes offers advice to those who have “The call of the dream!”

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Coleman, Albert Leslie

Albert Colemen, a drummer like his father, reflects on playing Jazz all over the world with many of Indy’s best musicians.

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