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Archive for December 2013

December 2, 2013

 

military commission that tried Lambdin Milligan in 1864

The Infamous Hoosier Behind the Right To a Fair Trial

Although Milligan conspired against his government, the Supreme Court ruling in his case set a precedent regarding the rights of citizens to a fair trial.

December 9, 2013

 

On The Vanguard For African American Rights

At a time when other branches of government proved inconsistent on matters of African American rights, the Indiana Supreme Court steadily upheld human rights.

December 16, 2013

 

painted image of cross burning from mural by Thomas Hart Benton

Slaying The Dragon

From small beginnings in 1922, the Ku Klux Klan had attracted an estimated thirty percent of all white males in the Hoosier state onto its membership rolls.

December 23, 2013

 

A Subtle Celebration

Christmas in pioneer Indianapolis was a private and almost invisible holiday.

December 30, 2013

 

clubmobile women and GIs in front of truck

Soldiers’ Solace: Clubmobile Women During World War II

Clubmobile women did more than hand out coffee and doughnuts. Their most important job was to listen to soldiers' fears, frustrations, and hurts.

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