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?”
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.
Indiana Historical Society Archivist Wilma Moore talks about growing up as an “observer of history.” From going to segregated Crispus Attucks High School to watching news coverage of historic events on tv with her family, her love of history prepared her for her life’s work.
Kristine talks about meeting with a former student and realizing the long term impact of devoting her life to teaching.
Gwendolyn Kelley tells about seeing the change in Indianapolis during the civil rights movement and the legacy of her poem about Martin Luther King Jr., “The Dream In You.”