Backtrack: Indy’s First Black Expo
From that first weekend to the 11-day extravaganza it is today, Black Expo has blossomed.
For days, word had gone out about an event at Eastgate Shopping Mall: At an annual art festival, the renowned German-born sculptor Adolph Wolter would give a demonstration with a live model. The model for Wolter’s rendering of ancient Egyptian royalty was to be reigning 500 Festival Princess Kay Sims. But alas for Sims, she […]
In 1981, Coby Palmer, Ed Walsh, and Gary Johnson found out that the big Halloween bash they always attended wouldn’t be held that year. So they decided to have their own fun in costume, organizing a group of 70 or so men on three chartered buses for the first “Bag Lady Bus Tour,” a crawl […]