The life of Dr. George Washington Buckner spanned a significant period of transition within Indiana’s African-American history.
Canvases by African-American painter Henry O. Tanner hang in the White House and the National Gallery of Art. Less familiar, however, is the name of Tanner’s protégé, once known as the “dean of Negro artists.”
A national leader among African-American publications, the Indianapolis Recorder newspaper has served the Circle City’s black population since 1895.
Having served the Circle City’s African-American community for 95 years, the Indianapolis Recorder was in financial straits in 1990.