Category: Politics

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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Chapman, Daniel Clifford and Joan Yarlan

Mother and son, Joan and Daniel Chapman, share the telling of how their ancestor John Johnson came to Indiana and in 1821 witnessed an historic decision at Conner Prairie.

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Finnell, Shari Lyn

How did growing up in Gary, Indiana help Shari Finnell, a journalist with a degree from Northwestern University, to see the world as a place where anything was possible? Shari explains.

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McGee-Lockhart, Olivia Jacquelin

In this excerpt of her life story we hear Olivia McGee-Lockhart tell about working at the Fall Creek Y during her college years in the early 1960’s. At meetings of  The Intercollegiate Club she met different kinds of people, learned about the civil rights movement, the NAACP Youth Counsel, and the challenges facing African Americans in a changing world.

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Steffy, Don

Posted in: , , , , Story by: December 2, 2013

May 4, 1970, Kent State University in Ohio:   Having passed up a chance to attend The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, Don Steffy switched to Bowling Green State University for a draft exempt status.  In this excerpt of Don’s life story he tells about how the violence of an unpopular war came home and changed the way he viewed the world.

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Herbertz, Greta Elizabeth

Greta tells about attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa with Y-Press and getting the feel of real journalism at significant political events.

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