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Everyday Experience: African Americans in Indianapolis
Meaghan Fukunaga, Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation

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Black History, Indianapolis History (Web Resource)
Title: Black History, Indianapolis History
Author: Meaghan Fukunaga
Abstract: Black history has a long presence in Indianapolis, and makes up the very fabric of the city. Six years after the founding of Indianapolis, out of the 1,066 total residents 55 were African American (source). There is no history of Indianapolis without Indianapolis’ vibrant and diverse Black population. The Black History, Indianapolis History digital archive owes its existence to the dedication of the Indianapolis community to preserve and share family history. Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) between 2018 and 2019, seven community cultural heritage preservation events were held at Indianapolis Public Library branches around the city. These Scan-A-Thons invited community members to bring family photos and memorabilia to be scanned, recorded, and made publicly available in the Black History, Indianapolis History digital archive by Indianapolis Public Library staff.
Year: 2019
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