Talking Hoosier History
About This Show
Talking Hoosier History is an Indiana History podcast produced by the Indiana Historical Bureau. Join us on the first of every month to explore the people, places, and events that shaped the Hoosier state.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 10 Senate Avenue YMCA Monster Meetings
The Senate Avenue YMCA provided a gathering place and rallying point for the African American residents of Indianapolis, who faced prejudice and discrimination in the segregated city. The Y's "Monster Meetings" brought nationally renown speakers such as Martin Luther King Jr. and their messages of hope for equal rights, love for their oppressors, and resistance to the hate of racism. (Guest: Dr. Frank Thomas, Director of the PhD Program in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis)