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January 21, 2013

 

Senator Vance Hartke and Mayor Carl Capper

Vance Hartke, Indiana Liberal

When Hartke left Evansville for the U.S. Senate in 1958, he was the first Democrat to represent Indiana in the Senate for two decades.

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.

March 15, 2010

 

Teaching around Jim Crow…Merze Tate

Being the first African-American to graduate from Western Michigan Teachers College wasn't enough to land Merze Tate a teaching job in her home state.

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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