More Important Than Boxing Gloves

“Without a good school system, you’re not going to get families.”   This story is part of our Flight Paths initiative. To find more stories from Flight Paths, click here. Produced by Rebecca Werner with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the […]

Home for Good, I’m Sure

“You help get his crop in, he helps get your crop in. Never a dime is exchanged.” Produced by Rebecca Werner with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. www.storycorps.org   […]

Hatcher Voting Bloc

“It’s hard to be in Gary and not be involved in politics.”   This story is part of our Flight Paths initiative. To find more stories from Flight Paths, click here. Produced by Rebecca Werner with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with […]

True Case of Irony

“He was surprised. He figured there would be some backlash. He never dreamed it would be that bad.” Produced by Rebecca Werner with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. www.storycorps.org […]

Good Foundation

“Well, you started the legacy; we’ll just continue it.”   This story is part of our Flight Paths initiative. To find more stories from Flight Paths, click here. Produced by Rebecca Werner with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to […]

A Long Way to Go

“It was hysteria…and fear.” This story is part of our Flight Paths initiative. To find more stories from Flight Paths, click here.   Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarification Questions How has the speaker experienced issues of race across her life? What […]

Blockbusting Realtors

“The sight of a ‘For Sale’ sign would just trigger devaluation of the neighborhood.”   This story is part of our Flight Paths initiative. To find more stories from Flight Paths, click here. Produced by Rebecca Werner with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and […]

It Was Really Tough

“We’ve always been extremely close… because we know that here in Gary, we have to stick together.”   This story is part of our Flight Paths initiative. To find more stories from Flight Paths, click here. Produced by Rebecca Werner with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of […]

We Can’t Ignore It

“If Gary doesn’t thrive, the rest of the area doesn’t thrive.” This story is part of our Flight Paths initiative. To find more stories from Flight Paths, click here. Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use […]