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Hidden history and freedom: Indiana’s unsung heroes of Juneteenth

Garland H. White was born into slavery in 1829. Congressman Robert Toombs, who went on to serve in the Confederacy as a general during...

On This Day: Harriet Tubman’s historical raid

On this day in 1863, Harriet Tubman accomplished one of the most remarkable feats in American history. She directed a mass of nearly 800 slaves to liberation, sidestepping Confederate soldiers and risking her own life for the freedom of others.

Beneath the concrete: City deliberates archaeological dig of former Greenlawn Cemetery

In 1980, Diamond Chain undertook an expansion of their manufacturing facilities in Indianapolis. The civil work (earth work) unearthed several graves and grave markers,...

We forgot to remember

For at least 700 years, a variety of cities, towns, and prominent families have adopted the Latin phrase Semper Fidelis – “Always Faithful” –...

Smith: Fighting the lost cause

The U.S. Civil War cost more American lives than all other wars we have fought. In fact, some historians argue that Civil War deaths...

From civil war to civil rights, Frank Smith lives Black History

Frank Smith, Jr. emerged from a Mississippi jail and learned that he was wanted — by Uncle Sam.The 20-year-old civil rights worker had been...

Conner Prairie’s "Follow the North Star" simulates escape from slavery

I vividly recall being sold into slavery in Fishers. After sneaking a peek at one “master”, I was forced to the ground for “being...
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