It Was Really Tough

“We’ve always been extremely close… because we know that here in Gary, we have to stick together.”   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 […]

House That Love Bought

“After my dad passed away, we were certain my mother would finally leave Gary.” 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 […]

I Couldn’t Waste Her Potential

“I fled Gary also, but it wasn’t entirely because of fear, it had nothing to do with anyone’s skin color…” 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 […]

Down the Block

“Grade school was good; y’know, everybody got along, and then they started to have fights in Tolleston park.”   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 […]

Here in Gary

“I wouldn’t want to live any other place.” 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. […]

It Was a Pretty Heady Time

“As far as the mood in the neighborhood, I don’t remember talking or hearing about a lot of people that were steadfast saying, ‘Hey, I’m gonna stay here and stick it out.’“   Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? […]

Strong Block Club

“Even though we’ve had change in homeownership, the neighborhood is still viable in 2016.”   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 Conversation Can […]

Had to Been a Journey for You

“All the people I knew and cared about were in Gary… It was a massive culture shock.“   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 […]