May 18, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

indiana-state-museum Indiana State Museum

History on Screen

Showing “For Gold and Glory”

Join us at the Indiana State Museum for a unique experience that combines exhibitions, documentaries and conversations with filmmakers, historians, community members and experts in the field – all in one evening! Recommended for ages 12+.

Learn the story of 1920s Indianapolis racecar owner and mechanic Charlie Wiggins, who created a national racing league for African Americans after being turned away from racing’s governing body. The most widely celebrated race for Black drivers at the time was the Gold and Glory Sweepstakes, in which Wiggins was a four-time champion on the circuit. With their racecars and hopes in tow, Wiggins and the other Black drivers dared to face overwhelming challenges to create new opportunities for African Americans in the realm of sports. The screening takes place in the museum’s auditorium and will be followed by a conversation with Todd Gould, filmmaker, and Kisha Tandy, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites curator of social history. Prior to the screening, visit our exhibition Vintage Vision: Cars of the 1920s.

Price: Included museum admission, free for members, $2/Access Pass member, $5/Indiana college student with valid ID

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Pre-registration is encouraged; tickets available at the door as long as seats are available.

Films are shown in the museum’s auditorium.


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