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African American Legacies

The Weekly Special celebrates Black History Month by traveling Indiana to discover how African Americans, from the early 1800s to today, have shaped our state!

Leora Brown School, Corydon, Ind.

Photo: David R. Lutman, Photojournalist

Students pose in front of the Old Corydon Colored School in 1924.

Starr-Gennett Company:  

Join us in Indiana’s ‘Cradle of Recorded Jazz,’ where legends such as Louis Armstrong and Hoagie Carmichael recorded their first records.


Indiana African American Heritage Trail:  


Eli Lilly’s Lifetime Achievement Winner, Maxine Brown, will discuss important locations in Indiana’s African American history.


Also on This Episode

  • Against All Odds:  We will visit George Taliaferro, the first African American player to be drafted by an NFL team, as he explains his experience with segregation.
  • Drums of Africa:  Renown West African drummer, Dr. Djo Bi, will be joining us in the studio for a riveting performance!