Category: Schools and Education

Borel, Daisy Elizabeth

In excerpts of her life story, Daisy Borel describes the sheltered self-suffiency of the African American community along Capital Avenue in down town Indianapolis of the 1930’s and 1940’s. When she returned to Indy from Tennessee with a BS in Nursing and a family she experienced the more subtle racial discrimination of the North.

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Lindgren, Hannah Myers

After graduating from Ball State University in 2013 Hannah Lindgren cofounded Deliberate Media, LLC.  Hannah tells about her company’s early video productions, the importance of Story, and how in the film industry connections are everything.

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Kirkmeyer, Michael J.

Michael Kirkmeyer got to know and care about his mother’s fellow alumni of The Sisters of Saint Joseph School in Tipton, Indiana over the course of twenty years of reunions. When they expressed an interest in using the internet to create a modern directory he jumped at the chance to help.

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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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Baker, Marcia Louise

Posted in: , , Story by: November 23, 2013

Commuting from Tallahassee, Florida to Pelham, Georgia, Marcia Baker taught in an all boys school in the early 1970’s.  She tells about bringing a new cassette recorder and tough love to her classroom of underprivileged children.

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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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Huff, Mary Jo

Posted in: , , , , Story by: September 26, 2013

Storyteller and “50-yard-line-Momma”  Mary Jo Huff tells about the different kinds of people and the many ways of expressing team spirit from the bleachers at I.U. Bloomington football games.

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Tavel, Sigal Malka

Posted in: , , , Story by: September 25, 2013

17 year-old North Central High School student Sigal Tavel tells about volunteering to be a tutor for young Burmese students  who needed help with English at Nora Elementary.  Hear her story and advice for young people who may wonder what it takes to help others.  

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Taylor, Ralph

Ralph Taylor, athlete, teacher, sports broadcaster, consultant, builder of cultural bridges speaks of the many role models in his early life that inspired him to make the world a better place.

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Edwards, Stephanie Jean

Stephanie Edwards felt Isolated and controlled while attending a minimally integrated school in Irvington. After leaving Indianapolis for college, she discovered a new view of the world and other African Americans who were active in the civil rights movement.

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