The Pull of Gary

“I want to come back, but I don’t want to come back.”   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. Storytellers in Veiled Racism are volunteers […]

In My Blood

“They put a spirit of justice in me.” Editing by Welcome Project intern Brandi Casada. 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 […]

Black Mecca

“That period of time—growing up in Gary, Indiana, I would not want to be anywhere else in the world.” Editing by Welcome Project intern Brandi Casada. Transcript for Black Mecca 1967 is when Mayor Hatcher won. And I was at Bailey then. That was an exciting time for me because on the weekends, we would […]

Queer-Friendly Space

“When I came into it, I didn’t realize it was something I needed.” 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spirit of Challenge

A 4-part series about Captain Hanadi Al-Hindi, Saudi Arabia’s first female pilot. Part 1: Looking for Value “My voice was so little, nobody heard it. I started screaming.” Transcript for Part 1: Looking for Value Part 2: First Female Saudi Pilot “Oh my God, what trouble did I put myself in?” Transcript for Part 2: […]

We Preached Nonpartisanship

“If you’re not voting, that’s as if you don’t want any voice in your own government.”   Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions What does the storyteller mean by “I like to see both sides?” When she describes herself and others as […]

Not Just Another Student

“I think it’s important for a person to feel like someone knows them.” 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 […]