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 […]

Patterns All Over the Country

“If you have a city that’s like a one-trick pony… if those industries go down, then you’re in trouble.” This is part 1 of a 3-part series. Part 2: An Equalizer Part 3: Interval to Cure Cancer Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of […]

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. […]

People Have Their Attitudes

“If this is the expectation that people have of a new pastor coming to Gary, I need to live in Gary.”   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 […]

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? […]

Race Relations

“Yeah, you’d hear somebody saying something stupid every once in awhile… the few, not the many.“ 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]