The Indy 500. The Colts. Bobby Knight. African American heritage

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The Indy 500.  The Colts.  Bobby Knight.  African American heritage.

That last one probably seems out of place in the list of things most people associate with The Hoosier State.  But Indiana, particularly Southern Indiana, is rich in African American history and heritage. By being “a stone’s throw” away from Kentucky, its neighbor across the Ohio River, Southern Indiana was a strategic location for persons escaping enslavement and looking for safe passage to the North.

Indiana plays a pivotal role in African American history. From stops on the Underground Railroad, to black settlements and educational institutions, The Hoosier State makes its mark. Now you can follow that preserved history along the Indiana African American Heritage Trail.

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