politics

Iron Curtain

“You know, growing up, race was never discussed… There were no signs: ‘Whites only,’ ‘Blacks only.’” This story is part of our Flight Paths initiative. To find more stories from Flight Paths, click here. It was produced by Rebecca Werner for the Welcome Project. Transcript for Iron Curtain In my neighborhood, in Glen Park, nobody […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

03 – Flight Paths 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 […]

We Preached Nonpartisanship

“If you’re not voting, that’s as if you don’t want any voice in your own government.”   Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions What does the storyteller mean by “I like to see both sides?” When she describes herself and others as […]