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Great Depression

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Backtrack: Drunk History

What stock-market crash? Young architects boozily ushered in the New Year.

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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 […]

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Backtrack: Trailblazing Trip

Eleanor Roosevelt spent a long day in Indianapolis campaigning for better conditions for coal miners.

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