He shot down German planes as a fighter pilot with the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, but after the war, when Harry Stewart tried to get a job as a commercial airline pilot, he was turned down because of the color of his skin.
Twelve years ago, Rachel Miller was lost when it came to her son John. The 7-year-old was profoundly disabled because of his autism.
Unable to speak, he withdrew from people at school and, worse, from his family.
11-year old Reese typically doesn't have too much going on when she gets home from school.
"Just sitting here watching TV," she says from the living room of her rural North Branch Township, Michigan home.