Category: African American

Boyd-Jones, Tasha with William Boyd and Reginald Jones.

Posted in: , , , Story by: December 12, 2013

Tasha Boyd Jones grew up with two fathers, her biological father William Boyd (in photo on the right) and her step-father Reginald Jones (in photo on the left) in her life.  In an excerpt of their group interview, they talk about the communication and understanding that made it work so well.

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Wellington, Wayne Roland

As a child Wayne Wellington was impressed by the manner and dress of his shop teacher. Those polished shoes lead him to the path to higher education, teaching, and a successful career as an administrator.    

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Borel, Daisy Elizabeth

In excerpts of her life story, Daisy Borel describes the sheltered self-suffiency of the African American community along Capital Avenue in down town Indianapolis of the 1930’s and 1940’s. When she returned to Indy from Tennessee with a BS in Nursing and a family she experienced the more subtle racial discrimination of the North.

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Webster, Mary Wilson

89 year-old Mary Webster, recorded with her son Damon Richards, tells of her brief experiences with segregation during college and the importance of family.

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McGee-Lockhart, Olivia Jacquelin

In this excerpt of her life story we hear Olivia McGee-Lockhart tell about working at the Fall Creek Y during her college years in the early 1960’s. At meetings of  The Intercollegiate Club she met different kinds of people, learned about the civil rights movement, the NAACP Youth Counsel, and the challenges facing African Americans in a changing world.  

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Asante, Deborah Lynn

Posted in: , , , , , Story by: December 3, 2013

Deborah Asante tells about the natural emergence of storytelling in her life. How does growing up in Germany, watching Bonanza, listening to radio dramas and being a big sister work into that? Deborah tells the story.

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Richardson, Leonardo Davinci

Posted in: , Story by: November 24, 2013

After serving time in prison and suffering from the decease of drug addiction DaVinci turns to faith and twelve-step programs.  His first modest job leads to an opportunity to use past training and his own experiences  to help others who suffer from addiction.

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Evans, Carol Lucille

Posted in: , , , , , Story by: September 27, 2013

Carol talks about her childhood summers in Culver, Indiana on Lake Maxincuckee in an excerpt of  “203 Hawkins Street”, a story apprearing in her book: All My Springs; A Journey Of A Lifetime.  She volunteers to work with older seniors; teaching them the importance of recording their personal history for their descendants.

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Taylor, Ralph

Ralph Taylor, athlete, teacher, sports broadcaster, consultant, builder of cultural bridges speaks of the many role models in his early life that inspired him to make the world a better place.

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Davis-Moore, Cornelia

Posted in: , , Story by: September 13, 2013

In an excerpt of her co-interview with husband Dwayne Moore, Cornelia tells of the how the collaboration of medical staff, family, friends and the church helped her get through a near-death experience following multiple surgeries and complications from endometriosos.

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