Category: Indiana

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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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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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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Hudson, Bryan

Tired of negative media content in 2000, Bryan Hudson used a Lilly Endowment Grant to establish a Media Camp so that African Americans and other young people could benefit from positive mentoring and learn to be media producers.  

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Lewis, Maggie Ann

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

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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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Pletcher, Letha and Tisha

Letha Pletcher tells her granddaughter Tisha about living near the railroad in Pierceton, Indiana during the 1930’s; playing in grain elevators, air that smelled of peppermint, and feeding the hungry.    

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Corbett, Thomas

Thomas Corbett has volunteered countless of hours and biked thousands of miles in support of those who suffer from multiple sclerosis. It all began with a red, single speed Schwinn.

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