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