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Crispus Attucks

Book cover of an all-black basketball team.
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Why The Crispus Attucks Legend Lives On

“They made a Civil Rights statement by excelling at something that all Hoosiers valued, which is excellence in basketball.”

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Backtrack: Extra! Extra!

It was the early years of the Great Depression, and parents were struggling to make ends meet. So Fannie Caldwell Stewart, owner and publisher of the Indianapolis Recorder, and her son, Marcus C. Stewart, decided that the city’s African-American newspaper was going to throw a picnic for its carriers and their families. That August 1930 […]

Angela Brown
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The Soprano: Angela Brown’s Rise to Stardom

It was clear that not only could Brown sing opera—she had a rare gift. Her upper register was high and melodic, and she commanded it with equal lightness or fullness. Her lower register was deep and mellow.

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Basketball Diary: Hoosiers Behind the Scenes

To the extent that Milan’s victory inspired ‘Hoosiers,’ one could argue that ‘Hoosiers’ returned the favor, enshrining the game in the country’s collective sports-history consciousness. And here, to mark the 50th anniversary of the game that ‘Hoosiers’ celebrates, former Milan players and the film’s cast and crew hold court on making a sports movie for the ages.

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Hoosier Hall of Fame: All-Indiana Basketball Lineup

The male and female All-Indiana Basketball lineups could hold their own against any state. Who’d we leave out?

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