Honoring a Legacy

Discover the moving stories of people who have helped shaped Indiana’s past and those who continue to influence our lives today. This space provides a diverse cultural experience of Black heritage in Indiana through images, oral stories and historical text. Learn about the advancement of African American people in Indiana from the beginning of statehood through the present, see the faces of important African American Hoosiers, and explore this story from a national overview to a local focus.

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Look at images from across the state representing the African American story from slavery to future history makers.

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Listen to performances of one of Southern African Americans’ oldest art forms called spirituals, and consider what the words mean to you.

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Digital interactive games transport you back in time to the 1800s where you’re assigned chores, trades and must make decisions that will either advance or move you back in life.

A Look Around our Legacy Theater

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  • Guests Interacting with the Enterprise Exhibit
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