Amazing People introduces you to ten amazing women and men who have been challenged by poverty in their lives but who are committed to creating a better life for themselves and their families. The ten include single mothers, who work tirelessly to provide for their children, and young men who are just beginning their journey to meet their goals in life. Collectively, they model for all of us the courage, caring, generosity of spirit, perseverance, intelligence, resourcefulness and grace needed to deal with life’s challenges. As one single mom said, “You have to cope with the hand you are dealt,” and all of them have demonstrated their ability to be successful in doing that.
We have so much to learn from these amazing people.
Curators’ Statement for Amazing People
Growing Upview all videos
Tika's Familyview all videos
Financial Challengeview all videos
Growing Up as Mother Henview all videos
Being Picked Onview all videos
Struggling to Get Timeview all videos
Post High School Decisonsview all videos
Growing Up in Povertyview all videos
Moved Often as a Childview all videos
Highlights of My Lifeview all videos
Amazing People Videoview all videos
The Amazing People stories are curated by Lani Seikaly and Gordon Wallace. Seikaly and Wallace conducted the interviews and edited the videos. The longer video was produced by Wallace who compiled interview clips into an overview of our amazing people. Amazing People was the February 2020 exhibition at Chestertown RiverArts. Gordon Wallace is a recent graduate from Stevenson University with a degree in Digital Marketing. He is a native of Kent County who is currently starting his own digital marketing agency in Chestertown, MD named Pick6Digital. He also works as the Communications and Media Coordinator for Sumner Hall. Lani Seikaly has been collecting stories of Kent County natives for the past 10 years. She has curated ten oral history exhibitions at RiverArts and Sumner Hall which feature local stories about work, civil rights, black entrepreneurs, WWII and life histories.