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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.

October 15, 2012

 

Richmond Quaker Meeting House

An English Abolitionist Tours Antebellum Indiana

Candler was favorably impressed with the “young and vigorous city” of Indianapolis, but soundly disapproved of the legislature's attitude toward slavery.

April 9, 2012

 

Vigo county poor farm

Early Stitches In The Safety Net

A number of factors brought people to the doors of the poorhouse, including sickness and age, abusive relationships, and the vagaries of agricultural work.

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