neighborhood life

They Left So Quick

“All these white folk were leaving these homes. The homes to me were beautiful.”   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 […]

No Intention of Leaving

“I’m not from Miller. I’m not from Chicago. I’m from 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 the comment […]

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 […]

To Be a Good Neighbor

“There has to be an element of trust there, and that doesn’t exist right now.”   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 […]

Gary Changed

“There’s no reason for me to go downtown.” 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. […]

The Weight I Carry

“I don’t want to be a failure. I don’t want to let my people down.” Hear more from this storyteller in Confidence Booster. 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.) […]

Perspective

“When you get to school, you the brother… and when you come home, you the white boy.” 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 […]

The Village Raised Us

“As adults, we’ve forgotten what we came from or where we came from.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions What does the storyteller value from his upbringing? How does he describe the discipline he experienced in the neighborhood? When the storyteller […]

Just What a Neighbor Does

“Because you’ve developed a relationship, you’re willing to meet that neighbor’s needs.” 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 […]