The Beacon Journal and Ohio.com are producing a series of stories that explore how we deal with our racial and cultural differences. Our goal is to show where we have succeeded in bridging our differences through the stories of individuals in our community.

If you have a story that you’d like to share, let us know by emailing editor@thebeaconjournal.com.

Read the other stories in the series:

• Rape Crisis Center leaders work together to improve diversity, address biases: http://bit.ly/2rMNNFX

• Music bonds gospel singers across racial divides: http://bit.ly/2HBvYNc

• Two Stow families teach a community racial acceptance: https://bit.ly/2G0PaH4

• Mixed marriage is a perfect match for Akron couple: https://bit.ly/2s5CXrG