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Impact and innovation: The Indianapolis Recorder

What began as a two-page church bulletin by co-founders George P. Stewart and William Porter, now hails as one of the top African American publications in the nation.

The community lost a giant and Heaven gained an angel

As the Indianapolis community grieves the physical presence of Queen Mother Mashaiki Jywanza, who transitioned this life on January 1, 2024, there is joy...

Leaders and legacies: The rich history of those buried at Greenlawn Cemetery

In a nearly forgotten area along the banks of the White River in downtown Indianapolis lay buried gems of the past. These gems are...

Black man’s 1845 lynching commemorated with historical marker Downtown

The story of a Black man's 1845 lynching in Downtown is now commemorated along the cultural trial. A public dedication unveiling the historical marker...

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,...

Former Recorder owner pens first book

Eunice Trotter spent over 30 years tracing her ancestry. After she discovered all of this information, she asked herself, “What do I do with...

Historian with Indianapolis Recorder Ties Receives IHS’s Historian Award

In 1821, Mary Bateman Clark won an Indiana Supreme Court case that helped end indentured servitude in the state. Now almost 200 years later,...

Recorder Honors: Former publishers, community leaders and others to be honored at 120th Anniversary Celebration

Inspirational journalist and educator Helen Keller once shared, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” For over a century, the...

Crispus Attucks grad turned Tuskegee Airman flew into history

As Indiana teenager Arthur L. Carter stood in line waiting to go through the Army enlistment process, a stranger approached and asked if he...
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