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June 25, 2012


Faburn DeFrantz: A Lifetime Of Leadership For Racial Progress

“Little progress ‘happens’," stated Faburn DeFrantz. "Usually it must be wrested from influences that—either belligerently or indifferently—deny it.”

November 15, 2010


Ms. Carson Goes to Washington

The first African-American to represent Indianapolis in Washington was also the Circle City’s first Congresswoman.

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.

January 14, 2008


Shortridge High School

Indianapolis-born Kurt Vonnegut always placed his alma mater--Shortridge High School--beyond the range of his trademark slings and arrows.

December 5, 2005


Crispus Attucks High School

The team from Crispus Attucks High School won the state basketball championship in 1955, the first time a team from an all-black school took a state title.

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