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
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?”
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.
John Hall shares lessons learned about making friends, the importance of a stable home, and working for good companies and good people.
Vop Osilli’s earliest memories are from Nigeria at the beginning of civil war when his mother, an American, decided it was time to leave.
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!
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.
Tired of negative media content in 2000, Bryan Hudson used a Lilly Endowment Grant to establish a Media Camp so that African Americans and other young people could benefit from positive mentoring and learn to be media producers.