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The History and Culture of Indiana Avenue
February 24, 2021
Indiana Avenue in Indianapolis was once the hub for Black culture in central Indiana, but around 70 years ago the avenue began to change because of city policy, interstate construction, a growing IUPUI, and other moves meant to advance the city that came with major costs.
Today we talk about the history and culture of Indiana Avenue with an architectural historian and an anthropology professor. We find out what Indiana Avenue looked like in its heyday, and the impact of construction and red lining on the avenue.
Produced by Tim Brouk.
Indianapolis Architectural Historian and Archivist
Professor of Anthropology, IUPUI