January 11, 2013
By Kim Ranegar
Robert F. Kennedy Speech, April 4, 1968.
Photo courtesy Indianapolis Recorder Collection, Indiana Historical Society
Indiana celebrates national Black History Month in February, coinciding with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The following are ideas for honoring this history:
In 2013, the Indiana Historical Society will feature its 12th annual Indiana Black History Challenge. For the first time, the challenge is only available online and great prizes are being offered.
The Madame Walker Theatre Center in Indianapolis will stream President Obama’s second inauguration on Jan. 21 live.
“Art & Soul at the Indianapolis Artsgarden” is the Arts Council‘s annual celebration of African-American art and artists in Indiana. This year’s offering kicks off Feb. 1 with a line-up of music, featured artists and light refreshments.
Bloomington will host a month-long celebration with the theme “Black History Month – Bloomington Style: Lessons in Leadership.” For events and information, visit www.bloomington.in.gov/bhm.
Travel the Indiana African American Heritage trail in southern Indiana.