Category: childhood

Rodney Layman Reid.

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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Betty Jo-Ann Montgomery Perry

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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Vop Osili

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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Carolyn Elizabeth Mosby

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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Mark Alan Lee

During the blizzard of ’78 young Mark Lee stayed with his grandparents who shared the family’s love of stories, baseball, and wishes granted.

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Payne, Patricia Ann

Patricia Ann Payne talks about the founding of and programs produced by the Indinapolis Public Schools Office of Multi-Cultural Education in 1987.

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Gore, Elizabeth Mae

With an extensive list of volunteer opportunities and amazing energy in her senior years, Elizabeth Gore talks about flunking retirement!

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Lewis, Maggie Ann

Maggie Lewis decribes how going away to college changed her life.

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Mason, Anthony Renato

During the years before he played a significant role in the hosting of the Super Bowl in Indianapolis, Anthony Mason learned that every experience prepares you for what is coming down the road.

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Martin, Beverly

Posted in: , , Story by: December 5, 2015

As a young person, Beverly Martin applied degrees in Sociology and Library Science along with her parent’s sense of adventure to her work in the VISTA program near Laredo,Texas.

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