Olon Dotson’s hope for the world was shaken when a trip to view the architecture of New Orleans with his son turned in to an all too common nightmare. Life Stories Project · Dotson, Olon 2021.05.26
After encountering an old problem designed to discourage black businesses Larry Williams, owner of a successful security company, saw the need for a Black Chamber of Commerce in Indianapolis. Life Stories Project · Williams, Larry 2021.05.06
When she enlisted in the military, Colonel Felicia Brokaw did not have to unlearn bad habits. One of the many good habits she learned from her parents was to embrace the right to vote! Life Stories Project · Brokaw, Felicia 2021.04.28
Eunice Trotter talks about her passion for family history and the need to do the hard work of uncovering the “truer story”! Life Stories Project · Trotter, Eunice 2021.04.24
Myla Anne tells how she worked with both major political parties as the head of the Election Board to create satellite voting locations and to make Marion County a “Vote Center County”.
After attending Historically Black Colleges, earning a CPA, working for Governor Bayh, and founding her own CPA firm Venita was called upon to run for IPS Commissioner. Her grown daughter said, “Why not?”
Deon shares the beginning of his life story of escaping poverty and crime that he tells to all of the young African American men he counsels as a police officer / leader in the Our Kids program.
Leonard studied dentistry to please his father, but he was personally drawn to music. He tells the story of a three day fast that led to creating a string of original gospel songs and ultimately TyScott Records.
Nicole Wilson talks about how her Aunt Ruth, a nurse, got her started on a lifelong career in health care.
When she was 12 years old Faye Williams found a book about the law left behind by a prominent African American Lawyer. Reading that book led Faye to a life long career in the law.