Oral Histories on Race in America

Shawn is currently working on a non-fiction, multicultural project: Oral Histories on Race in America.

 

Ted Ishiwari 2021/Photo: Nathan Keay

The first in this series of diverse narrations is titled “You Will Always be Different”, the story of Ted Ishiwari, a Japanese American growing up in the DePaul University area of Lincoln Park in Chicago, published by Newcity Magazine, December, 2021. Click here to read this oral history.

Photo credit: Ted Ishiwari 2021/Photo: Nathan Keay

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“That Happy Me from Gary” is the story of Tina Jenkins Bell, a Black woman who grew up in Gary and later raised her family in the Chicago south side neighborhood of Beverly, published by Newcity Magazine, May, 2022.  Click here to read this oral history.

 

Photo credit: Tina Jenkins Bell  2022/Photo: Evan Bell