Category: African American

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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Edwards, Stephanie Jean

Stephanie Edwards felt Isolated and controlled while attending a minimally integrated school in Irvington. After leaving Indianapolis for college, she discovered a new view of the world and other African Americans who were active in the civil rights movement.

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Cork, Cato and Beatrice Louise

Posted in: , , Story by: August 9, 2013

Cato and Beatrice Cork reflect on life, love, marriage and how honest role models can help couples get through difficult times.

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Moore, Wilma Lee

Indiana Historical Society Archivist Wilma Moore talks about growing up as an “observer of history.”  From going to segregated Crispus Attucks High School to watching news coverage of historic events on tv with her family, her love of history prepared her for her life’s work.

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