Category: Inner City

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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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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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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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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Kohn, Rita Tevelowitz

Indianapolis journalist and playwright Rita Kohn describes how writing a play about Louisa May Alcott led to stories of Indiana’s history.  

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Teagarden, Steve

Posted in: , , , , Story by: December 10, 2014

  Steve Teagarden describes the origins of the “Nestle Inn” and observing the gentrification of Mass Avenue and the Chatham Arch neighborhood in downtown Indianapolis.        

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Sauffer, John William

Posted in: , , , , , Story by: March 25, 2014

Born in the 1930’s, John Sauffer reflects on growing up in Richmond, Indiana and coming to the big city of Indianapolis. He describes simpler times when more was left to your imagination.    

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