Mark McClure

Mark McClure’s father, James Lee McClure, began his 20-year career in the U.S. Air Force in 1952, just 4 years after President Truman desegregated the U.S. military. While formally desegregated, the military subjected African Americans to the poorest living and working conditions and the slowest promotions. Mark’s parents, James and Joyce, were children of the […]

Lopez Family

On February morning, 2017, Armando and Sandra Lopez and their adult daughter Samantha left the family apartment for work, leaving behind 12 year old Esmeralda with her grandfather who was visiting from Mexico. As Samantha left, she noticed water in the streets, but felt assured by the presence of police and water district officials at […]

Teresa Pedrizco

On that February day, Teresa Pedrizco remembers going about her business just like any other day of the week, running errands. Her mother called to let her know that her neighbor that the street one over was flooding. Teresa came home, arriving to disaster and chaos. They put things up high, and grabbed a blanket […]