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Conner Prairie to unveil new African American exhibit next spring

Conner Prairie’s new interactive exhibit aims to shine light on the Black experience in America. “Promised Land as Proving Ground” is a newly designed exhibit...

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.

Normandy marks D-Day’s 79th anniversary, honors WWII veterans

ON OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — World War II veterans, officials and visitors are commemorating D-Day on the beaches of Normandy to honor those who fought for freedom in the largest naval, air and land operation in history. Many reenactors came to Omaha Beach at dawn Tuesday to mark the 79th anniversary of the assault that led to the liberation of France and Western Europe from Nazi control. A ceremony was to be held at the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, which is home to the graves of 9,386 United States soldiers. Most of them lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations. An international ceremony is scheduled to take place later at the nearby British Normandy Memorial in the presence of officials from the nine main Allied nations.

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.

AAPI Heritage Month: Bridging the gap (part 3 of 4)

Growing up in the Martindale-Brightwood area, I have had the unique privilege of being part  of both Black American and Korean cultures. My journey began...

AAPI Heritage Month: Bridging the gap (part 2 of 4)

My father was African American, and my biological mom was Korean and Japanese.  I spent two years at Seoul American High School in Seoul, South...

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,...

UPDATE: Local historians call for full archaeological dig before Henry Street bridge plans are finalized 

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

Possible son of Thomas Jefferson called Indiana home

The son of President Thomas Jefferson may be buried in an unmarked grave in Indianapolis. Robert Jefferson was born in Charles Town, Virginia, in 1803...

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...
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