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Journey Indiana

Episode 617

February 23, 2024

From Grouseland, the former home of Territorial Governor and future United States President William Henry Harrison; experience the incredible story of African-American cyclist Major Taylor, explore the home of Benjamin Harrison -- the 23rd president of the United States, and explore the Evansville African American Museum.

Stories from this Episode

My Race Is My Fortune

A preview of WTIU's latest documentary "Major Taylor - Champion of The Race". Through a mix of talent and sheer determination, Indianapolis native Major Taylor became one of cyclings greatest stars at the turn of the 20th century. But pedaling to the top of the racing world, as a black American in the Jim Crow era, was anything but easy. Produced by Todd Gould.

The Hoosier President: Touring Benjamin Harrison's Indianapolis Home

Take a tour of the newly-renovated Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site in Indianapolis. Produced by Nick Deel, Videography by John Timm.

Deep Roots

The Evansville African American Museum is a lot more than your standard museum, it is a cultural center, a home for grassroots organizers and a time capsule of the communities deep roots in the city. The exhibits tell the often troubling history of race relations in Evansville and in the state of Indiana, while also celebrating a thriving community with a long history of dedication, excellence and a will to survive against overwhelming odds. Produced by Tyler Lake, Videography by Jake Lindsay