Category: History

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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Albert Leslie Coleman

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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Garry Chilluffo

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

In the 1980’s when Garry Chilluffo moved from Broad Ripple to buy a home in the decaying neighborhood of Saint Joseph’s  he joined a colorful group of preservationists to save the historic houses from demolition.

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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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Rebecca Elaine Bollinger

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

In her tale about  John Hammerick, one of the most influential people in her life, Rebecca Bolinger describes  the early impact of the AIDS epidemic on gay men and the people who loved them.

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Ernest Disney-Britton

In 2007 The Underground Railroad led a modern couple to seek the freedom to marry and make Indianapolis their home.

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Steward, Matthew

After graduating from IU Bloomington with a degree in Political Science, Matthew Steward considered law school but applied to the Indianapolis Police Academy on a whim. Thirty five years later he has no regrets.

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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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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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