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For my first interview I spoke with my mom primarily about how she is keeping herself busy during the quarantine. She also talked extensively about the impact of God in times like these.
Barbara Hester Kurtz (87) talks with her granddaughter Susan Scott Peterson (38) about her parents, relatives and early childhood in Mississippi.
My mother Beverly recounts her visit from Chicago to Arkansas in 1944 when she was 4 years old.
Kurt McCoy (47) and Elizabeth Gibbs (45) compare and contrast their upbringings (hers near London and his in South Carolina) with raising their own children today in the Southern United States.
Heather "HK" Hummel (44) shares a conversation with her friend and colleague, Sanderia Faye [no age given], about the research and creative process that goes into their writing.
Barbara Hester Kurtz (87) talks with her granddaughter Susan Scott Peterson (38) about her childhood in Mississippi in the 1930s and 1940s.
Hattie Soil ponders her faith and the Civil Rights movement from Mount Pleasant, Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee; Chicago, Illinois to Las Vegas Nevada.
One Small Step conversation partners Joan Heminway (60) and Owen Thurber (20) discuss activism, disability, feminism, and workplace discrimination.
In my interview me and my great- great talked about her childhood and how it was different back then to now. We also talked about her different jobs she had down in south and when she moved to Michigan.
Barbara Hester Kurtz (87) talks with her granddaughter Susan Scott Peterson (38) about her mother's letters to her father while he was away working for the Civilian Conservation Corps and on other military assignments beginning around the time of the...
My Aunt wanda had a few choice words for the tourists flooding Floridas beaches, Governor DeSantis and Donald Trump. When it comes to the virus she refuses to go down without a fight. Aunt Wanda has entered "Walking Dead Mode"...
Barbara Hester Kurtz (87) talks with her granddaughter Susan Scott Peterson (39) about her mother's sister, Mildred Scott, who died several days before this interview. Mildred grew up on a farm in Mississippi and was the last of seven siblings...
In the midst of the pandemic my family has been blessed with new life. I spoke with my Aunt Jewel about the experience of becoming a great-grandma during the outbreak. I thought I knew my aunt pretty well but this...
One Small Step conversation partners Bill M. (38) and Barnard Sims (51) talk about their upbringings, their professions, and their perspectives on racial injustice in the United States.
One Small Step partners Valerie McCloud (62) and Halley Cole (28) discuss the level of discord and intolerance in the country, the diversity in their friend groups growing up, and Black Lives Matter.
Spouses Lisa Hamilton-Rajaram (33) and Krishna Rajaram (33) speak about how they met, their careers, their marriage, and what it means to be living and starting a family in Decatur, Georgia.
Sue Espey Ellis (55) talks with her father, John Espey (83), about growing up in Clearwater, Florida, attending the same college of Florida State University, Chicago, segregation and desegregation of the north and south.
One Small Step partners Vanessa Schoon Smith (45) and Heather Brownlie (50) discuss the assumptions people make about them, political extremism drowning out moderatism, social media encouraging divisiveness, and their hopes for the future.
My mom and I caught up again over the phone. Just as southern states are beginning to reopen the virus is reaching our family like never before but my mom believes that her faith and military experience will carry her...
Marvin Nicholson (85) and his daughter, Crystal Carpenter (57), talk about the Civil War and the role of the United States Colored Troops. He shares how he got involved in Civil War reenactments and reflects on the intricate and complicated...
One Small Step partners Jack King (78) and Patrick Leahy (54) discuss what their lives are like in California and Omaha, respectively. They discuss their hobbies of reading and sailing. They also talk about what issues are important to them...
One Small Step partners Richard Mueller [no age given] and Margaret "Peggy" Miller (79) discuss their beliefs on politics, religion, and give personal anecdotes.
I spoke with my grandfather, my father's spiritual father, about his childhood & hopes for Heaven.