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
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
As a young man in the early 1960’s, Lee Parsons became an advocate for new environmental concerns that were affecting his family’s beloved farm near Avon, Indiana.
Storyteller and Veterinarian David Matlack describes in great detail his childhood pathway along the Whitewater Gorge and Deer Lick Creek in Richmond, Indiana.
Stephanie Holman’s grandmother, Katherine Reece, a beloved English teacher in Shelbyville, had a pioneering spirit when facing breast cancer. Though she died when Stephanie was only five, she saved her granddaughter’s life!
In an interview with her Grandson Wes, Rosemary Fry tells of growing up in Elwood, Indiana during the Great Depression. She recalls how her father brought extra food to the table and how she entertained her three younger brothers with reading aloud and movie matinees.
Born in the 1930’s, John Sauffer reflects on growing up in Richmond, Indiana and coming to the big city of Indianapolis. He describes simpler times when more was left to your imagination.
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.
Equipped with a Masters Degree in Audio Visual from Indiana State University, Tony Wigand was determined to sell the staff of the then new Jasper High School on the use of video cameras and television in their classes. Tony tells the story of how filming football games got the ball rolling!
On the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor an Elkhart minister declared that they would rebuild their fire damaged church too. Fizhugh Lyons tells the story of rebuilding and hosting a major Methodist convention in his home town.