Hatcher Voting Bloc

“It’s hard to be in Gary and not be involved in politics.”   This story is part of our Flight Paths initiative. 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 […]

True Case of Irony

“He was surprised. He figured there would be some backlash. He never dreamed it would be that bad.” 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 […]

Good Foundation

“Well, you started the legacy; we’ll just continue it.”   This story is part of our Flight Paths initiative. 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. […]

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 […]

Blockbusting Realtors

“The sight of a ‘For Sale’ sign would just trigger devaluation of the neighborhood.”   This story is part of our Flight Paths initiative. 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 […]

It Was Really Tough

“We’ve always been extremely close… because we know that here in Gary, we have to stick together.”   This story is part of our Flight Paths initiative. 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, […]

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 […]

01 – Migration Chorus

“The streets of Gary were paved with gold. That’s what they heard as immigrants. And so, that’s where they went.” This is part 1 of a 5-part series, Chorus of Voices: Retelling Northwest Indiana History. Several of the original interviews were recorded in partnership with StoryCorps: www.storycorps.org Part 2: Neighborhood Part 3: Flight Paths Part 4: […]

02 – Neighborhoods Chorus

“But when them streetlights came on, you could be blocks away, and you’d hear your name, and you knew that was the time.”   This is part 2 of a 5-part series, Chorus of Voices: Retelling Northwest Indiana History. Several of the original interviews were recorded in partnership with StoryCorps: www.storycorps.org Part 1: Migration Part 3: […]