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Indianapolis and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On April 4, 1968, Robert Kennedy, the younger brother of John F. Kennedy, stood on a podium in what is now Kennedy-King Park at...

Monumental effort: Battle continues in campaign to honor Black soldiers

Hundreds of years have passed since American colonists fought to be recognized as independent from Great Britain, and while this year’s Fourth of July...

Do you know your local Black history?

African-Americans have helped shape the city of Indianapolis from the start, and their contributions have paved the way for local leaders of today. Despite...

Living legacy: Thomas Ridley’s history is as remarkable as the stories he shares

He is nicknamed the “walking encyclopedia.” Maybe that’s because he doesn’t only teach history — he has also lived it. Thomas Ridley, energetic and...

African-American Historical Markers

There are more than 500 historical markers speckled across the state of Indiana, many of which honor specific places, people and events significant in...

Resilience: Indiana’s Untold Story

This year marks Indiana’s 200th birthday and the celebration has been going on all year, leading up to the big day — Dec. 11....

African-American Facts for Week of: October 2nd

Know Your History!The precursor to Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson founded the Association...

African-American Facts for Week of: October 9th

Know Your History!The precursor to Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson founded the Association...

3 fundraising lessons you can learn from the Smithsonian African-American museum

I remember the unseasonably mild February morning when more than 600 of the most prominent, powerful business and political luminaries — including President Barack...

African-American Facts for Week of: June 5, 2016

Know Your History!Up to the early 20th century, most American knowledge of Black history waslimited to the African American struggle through slavery and emancipation....
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