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Posts tagged Indiana’s African-American history

November 5, 2012

 

newspaper illustration of rally by The Wide Awakes

The Election Riot of 1876

Although the violence of the Election Riot of 1876 was not repeated, black voters continued to endure intimidation at the polls.

April 16, 2012

 

Belford Hendricks and an early band.

The Hoosier Behind The Jazz Charts

Although his name rarely graced the marquee, Evansville-born composer and arranger Belford “Sinky” Hendricks was a central figure in the jazz world.

October 3, 2011

 

Flanner House

Black Women Clubbing for Healthcare Reform

In Indianapolis, the Woman’s Improvement Club worked to manage tuberculosis among the city’s black population, independent of any public funding or assistance.

April 18, 2011

 

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Putting South Bend On The Opera Stage

A pioneering opera company earned South Bend, Indiana a place in the annals of both opera and African American cultural history.

February 14, 2011

 

1960 Republican National Convention

Frank Beckwith for President

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.

October 11, 2010

 

Historic Allen Chapel

Neighborhood Church, Living Monument

While children learned their letters in the basement, Terre Haute's Allen Chapel was home to another sort of underground activity.

February 8, 2010

 

A Portrait of Black Life in a Young State

Records from a small black agricultural community that once flourished in St. Joseph County contradict the image of life under state-sanctioned segregation.

February 1, 2010

 

Slavery Before Statehood

A haven for free blacks and runaway slaves by the mid-nineteenth century, Indiana almost legalized slavery at an earlier moment in its history.

December 21, 2009

 

Equity on the Hardwood

It took a 6’3” sophomore from Shelbyville and a righteous university president to break down the color line in Big Ten basketball.

August 24, 2009

 

National Black Political Convention

In 1972, thousands of members of the African-American community were “Goin’ Back to Indiana” for a groundbreaking political event.

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