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There exists an idiom that aptly captures the pattern of how "the establishment" perceives Black advancement in America. It goes, "One step forward, two...

Chocolate phoenix: The story of pioneering aviator Willa Brown

Surrounded by prestigious awards and memorabilia, dozens of families gathered at Avondale Meadows YMCA on the city's eastside on Feb. 22 to learn about...

IRT to honor life and legacy of Civil Rights activist in upcoming play

“Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer” took the stage at the Indiana Repertory Theatre beginning Jan. 9. Written by African American playwright...

Author: Black teachers’ resistance to segregation 60 years ago holds lessons for teachers today

By TONYAA WEATHERSBEE As a Birmingham, Alabama, native, Tondra Loder-Jackson was inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. She was especially inspired by...

For Emmett Till’s family, national monument proclamation cements his inclusion in the American story

President Joe Biden has signed a proclamation establishing a national monument honoring Emmett Till, the Black teenager from Chicago whose abduction, torture and killing...

60 years after Medgar Evers’ murder, his widow continues a civil rights legacy

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — It's been 60 years since civil rights leader Medgar Evers was murdered outside his Mississippi home. His widow, Myrlie Evers-Williams, is 90 years old. She says he misses him terribly and is proud of his legacy. Several events have been held in Mississippi this month to commemorate the work of the Evers family. Evers was leader of the Mississippi NAACP from 1954 until his death in 1963. He pushed for voting rights and racial equality. Evers-Williams was national chairperson of the NAACP from 1995 to 1998. She says she remains committed to trying to eliminate racism and prejudice.

Indiana Civil Rights Commission Hosts National Conference

The Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC) will host the 2023 Indiana Civil Rights Commission Annual Conference beginning June 19 through June 21 at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Union Station in Indianapolis, IN.

New documentary tells story of civil rights leader Vernon Jordan

A new documentary, “Vernon Jordan: Make It Plain,” tells the story of civil rights leader and business executive Vernon Jordan. Set for release Dec....

Civil rights icon ‘visits’ Children’s Museum

In the wake of continued civil unrest, Ruby Bridges took part in a virtual conversation with the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis to discuss current...

African-American Facts for Week of: April 24, 2016

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