Voices of Ohio’s African American Elders



AARP Ohio has traveled the state, recording the stories, the wisdom and the experiences of African Americans in the 50-plus age range. They have produced a two-hour audio documentary of the project, called “Everyday People, Exceptional Lives.” On this hour of “All Sides,” we’ll talk about the project with its creators and one of its volunteers.


  • Samuel Gresham, Jr. (Executive Council Member, AARP Ohio)
  • Sanford Holmes (volunteer, AARP Ohio)
  • Gretchen Cuda-Kroen (Producer, “Everyday People, Exceptional Lives”)

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For more information or to listen to AARP Ohio’s “Everyday People, Exceptional Lives,” visit their website here.

NOTE: This is a repeated segment of “All Sides” that originally aired on Feb. 22, 2012.

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