A Marriage of Opposites

We discuss the cultural differences of our childhoods and how it’s had a beautiful impact on our marriage, despite the difficulty of reaching common ground.

Nell Schneider #4, 7/12/21

Nell Schneider (6/18/1930-) talks with her grandson, Matthew Harrison, and her daughter (Matthew's mother), Sue Harrison, at her Glendale Wisconsin home. During this interview, Nell discusses World War II; the attack on Pearl Harbor; food and recipes; changes in technology...

Leslie Shimer and Merle Lee

One Small Step partners Leslie Shimer (67) and Merle "Louise" Lee (76) discuss their observations from living in Virginia and exchange anecdotes from their past.

Juliet Casanova and Geoffrey Howard

Juliet Casanova (49) shares a conversation with her spouse, Geoffrey Howard (54), about Asian American identity, being in an interracial relationship, and the memories they share.

Maron Pettes and Michele Pettes

Michele Pettes (46) interviews her husband, Maron Andrew Pettes (43), about the beginning to their relationship. Maron is black and Michele is white. In the beginning, Michele's parents weren't too happy about their relationship.

Barbara Barefield and A. Spencer Barefield

Barbara Barefield (67) and her husband, A. Spencer Barefield (64), talk about their 40 year relationship, jazz, the arts, their children, and being an interracial couple.

Dr. Reinhard Zaiser

German Life, The life of an academic, experiences with different cultures, and society

Interracial Marriage in the 1960’s

This interview is about my Polish grandmother’s relationship with my Puerto Rican grandfather in the 1960’s.

Interview with my 96-year-old grandmother, Laura.

My grandmother, Laura, grew up in Haiti and moved to the United States when she was 26. In this first part of our interview she discusses what it was like growing up in Haiti, why she left Haiti, and talks...

Jenny Rask Interviews dad Gene Rask about his life. Growing up with his family.

Jenny Rask: 2020-11-16 02:26:00 Jenny Rask Interviews dad Gene Rask about his life. Growing up with his family. His Brother Michael Rask Part 2. His interracial relationship with his Japanese girlfriend Eku Ku, his first serious relationship during his time...

Kate Sanchez and Amol Kulkarni: A 38 Year Old Happy Interracial Marriage

Kate Sanchez (68) and Amol Kulkarni (66) talk about how their diverse childhoods and societal mores have influenced their 38 year old interracial marriages. They reflect on the challenges and benefits of being in an interracial marriage and its impact...

Part 2 of the interview with my 96-year-old Haitian grandmother, Laura

In the second part of our conversation, Laura talks about her brother, Ary, the former Minister of Public Health in Haiti who as murdered in 2000. She discusses if she regrets leaving Haiti, and talks about what it’s like knowing...


She talked about her upbringing in a blended family and her interest in environmental justice.

Joe Marra and Landon Reid
October 20, 2022 OSS Hub

One Small Step conversation partners Joe Marra (57) and Landon Reid (50) talk about how important their parents were to their development, the joys of both having a 5 year old and how to make some politics a win-win situation.

Merlyn Hurd and Adrienne Hurd

Adrienne Hurd and mother, Merlyn Hurd, remember Hugh Hurd, Merlyn's husband and Adrienne's father. They reflect on being an interracial family in the early 1960s New York, the challenges they faced as a result, and their relationship.

Three Boyfriends
December 10, 2017 App Interview

On a snowy December afternoon I, Juanita Douglas, interviewed my favorite aunt Lillie Bea Douglas Calhoune in my hometown Gary, Indiana. We talked about her life farming cotton as a teenager in Tennessee before she migrated in 1945 to Gary....

Ondria Leary and George Leary

Spouses Ondria Leary (74) and George Leary (77) share a conversation about their relationship, their experiences as an interracial couple, and their family now.

Emily Rushing and Fred Bennett

One Small Step partners, Emily Rushing (70) and Fred Bennett (76) discuss the changing landscape of news, media literacy, social issues, and being Christians who value diversity and racial reconciliation.

Jason Williams and Glen Wong

One Small Step conversation partners Jason Williams (45) and Glen Wong (71) discuss the impact of their upbringing and parents, race, fatherhood, international travel, chronic illness, careers, and interests.

Fumiko McKay and Emiko Schwab

Fumiko McKay (88) talks with her granddaughter, Emiko Schwab (25), about what it was like to move to the US from Japan in the 1950s, her experiences with racism, and some of her memories of raising a family in the...