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 […]

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 […]

01 – Migration Chorus

“The streets of Gary were paved with gold. That’s what they heard as immigrants. And so, that’s where they went.”   This is part 1 of a 5-part series, Chorus of Voices: Retelling Northwest Indiana History. Several of the original interviews were recorded in partnership with StoryCorps: www.storycorps.org Part 2: Neighborhood Part 3: Flight Path Part […]

02 – Neighborhoods Chorus

“But when them streetlights came on, you could be blocks away, and you’d hear your name, and you knew that was the time.”   This is part 2 of a 5-part series, Chorus of Voices: Retelling Northwest Indiana History. Several of the original interviews were recorded in partnership with StoryCorps: www.storycorps.org Part 1: Migration Part 3: […]

03 – Flight Path Chorus

“So many people left all parts of Gary.”   This is part 3 of a 5-part series, Chorus of Voices: Retelling Northwest Indiana History. Several of the original interviews were recorded in partnership with StoryCorps: www.storycorps.org Part 1: Migration Part 2: Neighborhood Part 4: Impact Part 5: Thinking Regionally Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading […]

04 – Impact Chorus

“We know that, for Gary to survive, you have to start small and work your way out, and small is with the churches, with the temples, with the schools. People need to stay to keep things going.”   This is part 4 of a 5-part series, Chorus of Voices: Retelling Northwest Indiana History. Several of the […]