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A jazz set at Walker Theater Center, Indianapolis; credit WTC

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WELCOME TO INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
Indy has an efficient street-grid and freeway system that lets you navigate broad stretches of land quickly. So what’s compelling about a visit to "Naptown" ... More

BLACK GENESIS
African Americans arrived in 1836 when William Paul Quinn and Augustus Turner founded Bethel AME Church. Active in the anti-slavery movement, the church was a Underground Railroad Station. While slavery was illegal in Indianapolis ... More

CULTURAL SITES
Walker Theatre Center, Freetown Village, Legacy Theater, Crispus Attucks Museum, Ransom Place Museum and Indiana Black Expo tip the scales in Indy's favor as a cultural magnet in the Midwest ... More

RESTAURANTS and NIGHTCLUBS
Patterned after the trendy lounges in Miami and Las Vegas, Seven is one of the hottest ultra-lounges
in the Midwest ... More

SHOPS and GALLERIES
Madam C.J. Walker Theatre Center Gift Shop contains Walker memorabilia, stamps, books, dolls, clothing, African and African American art and much ... More

SPAS and INNKEEPER
Nestled atop the landmark Ferger Centre building along historic Indiana Avenue overlooking the Canal Walk, Luxus Suites & Spa is an architectural treasure features an African motif throughout ... More

INDIANA AVENUE
In 1836, Bethel AME Church formed the anchor of the Northwest community adjacent to downtown along Indiana Avenue and West Street. Black professional services, an insurance company, hotels ... More


INDIANAPOLIS JAZZ and SOUL MUSIC
Noble Sissle hailed from Indianapolis before making his way to Baltimore where he met Eubie Blake. Ultimately, the two collaborated as the first African Americans to produce songs for a Broadway musical ... More

INDIANA BLACK EXPO
In 1970, a handful of religious and civic leaders in Indiana, drawing inspiration from an expo held in Chicago two years earlier, came together to “create an avenue to display positive African-American ideas ... More

HISTORIC SITES
Conner Prairie, a Living History museum featuring life in Indiana during 1836. It features 1836 Prairietown Village, William Conner Estate, Pioneer Adventure Area, and escape from slavery re-enactments ... More

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS
Indianapolis Motor Speedway is home to Indianapolis 500 Race in May and the Brickyard 400 stock car race in August – these two racing events are two of the largest sporting events in the world ... More

ART and HISTORY MUSEUMS
Indiana War Memorial Museum & Plaza, Indiana State Museum, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana History Center comprise a masterful set of museum venues ... More

FAMILY ATTRACTIONS
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is one of the world’s largest children museums that’s also wonderful for adults. Highlights include "Story Avenue, Passport to the World, Story Avenue and ... More

RESEARCH CREDITS:
Sheila Umolu
Thomas Dorsey
Lysa Allman-Baldwin

 

 

 

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