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Truly astronomical

It comes every four years without fail. (Well, kinda.) Some people literally mark their calendars in anticipation; others find the whole affair to be...

Indiana Historical Society to tell stories of free Black settlement

The history of an early settlement of free Black and mixed-race pioneers in Indiana will have its story told. Before the end of slavery, free...

Still not free at last

During his lifetime, Martin Luther King, Jr. repeatedly went to jail for violating many of our nation’s unjust laws, such as peacefully protesting racial...

“What Really Happened on Indiana Avenue? A Story Untold” panel discussion

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, Indianapolis’s Indiana Avenue was a thriving district of Black-owned restaurants, churches, businesses, and jazz clubs that...

Indianapolis Recorder in Review: A year of triumphs and community impact 

As the year draws to a close, the Indianapolis Recorder looks back on a transformative year marked by remarkable achievements.  

Cultural Harvest: Indigenous peoples’ perspective of Thanksgiving

Indiana’s first official Thanksgiving Day was Dec. 7, 1837, following a proclamation by Governor Noah Noble at the time.

Carson Myers Crowned 2023 Ball State Homecoming King

Academically, personally, socially and spiritually, Carson Myers's college experience at Ball State University (BSU) has been one marked by growth and success

‘A Forerunner of Freedom’: Indianapolis Bethel AME history

In 1991, Bethel AME Church became the first Black church with the distinction of being on the National Register of Historic Places. Sitting at...

IPS to dedicate science room for Manona Martin

Indianapolis Public Schools announced it will honor educator Mrs. Manona Martin. Martin made history as the first African American teacher at IPS James Whitcomb Riley,...

Indy’s Labor Day legacy: Understanding its past for a better present and future

Indianapolis first observed Labor Day on Sunday, September 19, 1886.
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