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Homestead

“They came in their covered wagon to Merrillville…”   Transcript for Homestead Well, I just did my DNA thing, and it’s basically Western European. That’s traced back to 212 AD. This is the family history; this is the oldest house – my great grandparents. It was homestead in 1852. He came from Erie, Pennsylvania. He […]

Drumbeat

“Their own coverage began to contribute to what was going on in Gary.” This story is part of our Flight Paths initiative. Produced by Willow Walsh for the Welcome Project. Transcript for Drumbeat The newspaper did a whole project looking at race. The executive editor at the time, Ilene Brown, decided to take one year […]

A Long Way to Go

“It was hysteria…and fear.” This story is part of our Flight Paths initiative.   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 are some of the key moments or chapters in […]

We Can’t Ignore It

“If Gary doesn’t thrive, the rest of the area doesn’t thrive.” This story is part of our Flight Paths initiative. 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 […]

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 […]

Interval to Cure Cancer

“I don’t have any days that I can waste.” This is part 3 of a 3-part series. Part 1: Patterns All Over the Country Part 2: An Equalizer 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 […]

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 […]