Category: childhood

Hale, Beverly D.

Posted in: , , , Story by: December 6, 2017

Beverly describes days of simple pleasures visiting her grandmother and cousins in rural Mississippi in the late 1970’s. There were early morning chores, tending animals, and best of all, horseback riding.    

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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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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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Lee, Mark Alan

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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