StoryCorps Northwest: Seeing Internment Camp And Housing Discrimination Changed Her Politics
When she was young, Lewiston resident Colleen Mahoney lived near the Minidoka Japanese Internment camp. That experience, plus witnessing housing discrimination in Utah, shaped her politics and community advocacy. She was interviewed by her daughter, Nancy, for StoryCorps Northwest, recorded virtually.
Dr. Sydney Freeman Jr., an associate professor at the University of Idaho, uses his voice and his role to make higher education inclusive. He started the Progressive Black Caucus at Oakwood University in Alabama and brought the mission to Idaho to create a more efficient and welcoming environment for students of color. Continue Reading StoryCorps Northwest: Making College Feel More Inclusive For Students Of Color
Lewiston resident Lilienne Shore Kilgore-Brown actively takes part in protests now. So did her grandmother Susan Kilgore in the 1970s. On StoryCorps Northwest, Susan tells Lilienne what she was protesting and what she learned from those experiences. Continue Reading StoryCorps Northwest: A Grandmother And Granddaughter Share Why They Protest
Nez Perce tribal member Mary Jane Miles was two when her mother died. That was the start of a series of difficult events in Mary Jane’s life. But she persevered to earn an education and come to terms with alcohol addiction. She spoke with her friend and colleague, Kayeloni Scott, for StoryCorps Northwest. Continue Reading StoryCorps Northwest: Finding Self Worth, Higher Education And Dealing With Addiction