Olon Dotson’s hope for the world was shaken when a trip to view the architecture of New Orleans with his son turned in to an all too common nightmare. Life Stories Project · Dotson, Olon 2021.05.26
After encountering an old problem designed to discourage black businesses Larry Williams, owner of a successful security company, saw the need for a Black Chamber of Commerce in Indianapolis. Life Stories Project · Williams, Larry 2021.05.06
When she enlisted in the military, Colonel Felicia Brokaw did not have to unlearn bad habits. One of the many good habits she learned from her parents was to embrace the right to vote! Life Stories Project · Brokaw, Felicia 2021.04.28
Eunice Trotter talks about her passion for family history and the need to do the hard work of uncovering the “truer story”! Life Stories Project · Trotter, Eunice 2021.04.24
During her childhood Ellen Hart Munds visited River House, the beautiful home of her Great Grandmother Nelly in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Over the years Ellen has kept family history alive by passing the stories about Nelly and other relatives along to the next generation.
Nicole Wilson talks about how her Aunt Ruth, a nurse, got her started on a lifelong career in health care.
When she was 12 years old Faye Williams found a book about the law left behind by a prominent African American Lawyer. Reading that book led Faye to a life long career in the law.
As a young man in the early 1960’s, Lee Parsons became an advocate for new environmental concerns that were affecting his family’s beloved farm near Avon, Indiana.
Stephanie Holman’s grandmother, Katherine Reece, a beloved English teacher in Shelbyville, had a pioneering spirit when facing breast cancer. Though she died when Stephanie was only five, she saved her granddaughter’s life!
In an interview with her Grandson Wes, Rosemary Fry tells of growing up in Elwood, Indiana during the Great Depression. She recalls how her father brought extra food to the table and how she entertained her three younger brothers with reading aloud and movie matinees.