Although the violence of the Election Riot of 1876 was not repeated, black voters continued to endure intimidation at the polls.
Although his name rarely graced the marquee, Evansville-born composer and arranger Belford “Sinky” Hendricks was a central figure in the jazz world.
In Indianapolis, the Woman’s Improvement Club worked to manage tuberculosis among the city’s black population, independent of any public funding or assistance.
A pioneering opera company earned South Bend, Indiana a place in the annals of both opera and African American cultural history.
Records are scant about the namesake of a little park in Indianapolis. At one time, however, Frank R. Beckwith gave Richard Nixon a run for the money.
While children learned their letters in the basement, Terre Haute's Allen Chapel was home to another sort of underground activity.
Records from a small black agricultural community that once flourished in St. Joseph County contradict the image of life under state-sanctioned segregation.
A haven for free blacks and runaway slaves by the mid-nineteenth century, Indiana almost legalized slavery at an earlier moment in its history.
It took a 6’3” sophomore from Shelbyville and a righteous university president to break down the color line in Big Ten basketball.
In 1972, thousands of members of the African-American community were “Goin’ Back to Indiana” for a groundbreaking political event.