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.
John Hall shares lessons learned about making friends, the importance of a stable home, and working for good companies and good people.
Kathleen Diehl, in her life story about her career as a public librarian, describes the expanding role of libraries and literacy.
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.
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!
Albert Colemen, a drummer like his father, reflects on playing Jazz all over the world with many of Indy’s best musicians.
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.
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.