An Equalizer

“Whether you’re white or black, once you hit the bandstand, then you’re on your own… If you can play, you can play. If you can’t, you can’t.” This is part 2 of a 3-part series. Part 1: Patterns All Over the Country Part 3: Interval to Cure Cancer Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading […]

The Blizzard

“We worked very hard to really maintain our relationships with our neighbors.”   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 Hold a Conversation Can you […]

What Kind of Legacy

“The ceiling had opened up a little bit more. Black people were able then to move.”   Produced by Sydney Jarol 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 Hold a […]

One Big Family Back in the Day

“You were proud you were part of the organization that was part of your city.” Hear more from this storyteller about the relationship between U.S. Steel and Gary in You Could Get a Job at U.S. Steel. Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would […]

More Alike Than Different

“We worry about the same things.”   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 the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the comment box for our consideration. If you use them […]

Very Deliberate Where I Lived

“If all of us who received inspiration move, who’s going to inspire the next generation?” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarification questions What drives the mayor crazy? Why does the mayor believe people move away? What brought her back to Gary? What […]

Breaking Down Those Barriers

“Most people of color… don’t see the value in staying.” Editing by David M. Sula of Adelmar Entertainment. 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 the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us […]

We’re Not There Yet

“Our students will learn to celebrate a broad collection of voices when they start hearing a broad collection of voices.” 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 the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your […]

Issues Put Out in the Open

“Hello, here I am, I’m trying.” 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 the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the comment box for our consideration. If you […]