In excerpts of her life story, Daisy Borel describes the sheltered self-suffiency of the African American community along Capital Avenue in down town Indianapolis of the 1930’s and 1940’s. When she returned to Indy from Tennessee with a BS in Nursing and a family she experienced the more subtle racial discrimination of the North.
The career test back in 1976 said she would either be a good priest or a YM/YWCA director. Which path did she take and what did Jane Pauley have to do with it? Michelle Goodrich tells the story.