Category: Indiana

Coleman, Albert Leslie

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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Bollinger, Rebecca Elaine

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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Disney-Britton, Ernest

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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Naiken, Ansuyah

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

Ansuyah voted for the first time in her life in 1994. She describes the excitement and euphoria of the first democratic election held in South Africa and the rise to power of the African National Congress.

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Fong, Belinda

Posted in: , , , Story by: December 4, 2015

An Unexpected Thanksgiving. Belinda, a recent immigrant from Austrailia, tells how overcoming an early hearing loss increased her love of music and her appreciation of other kinds of people.      

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