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Talking Hoosier History
27 minutes | Mar 16, 2022
Giving Voice: Rosemary Anderson Davis
On this episode of Giving Voice, we speak with Gary Roosevelt alum Rosemary Anderson Davis. Gary Roosevelt, an all-Black high school in Gary, Indiana, faced Crispus Attucks in the historic 1955 IHSAA Boys Basketball State Championship game. Davis gives listeners some insight into what it was like to be on the other side of the game. See a transcript and show notes at podcast.history.in.gov.
26 minutes | Mar 2, 2022
Crispus Attucks: Challenging Segregation On and Off the Court
In this episode, we explore how Crispus Attucks High School went from being excluded from the Indiana High School Athletics Association to being the first all-Black school to win a high school state basketball championship in the nation.
31 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
Giving Voice: Dr. Margaret King
On this episode of Giving Voice, we talk with Dr. Margaret King, who is the director of the Center for Cultural Studies and Analysis. She also wrote the seminal article on the theme park as an art form for the Journal of Popular Culture. We talk about the innovations of Disney, the difference between amusement parks and theme parks, the role of theme parks in culture. Find a transcript and show notes for this episode at podcast.history.in.gov.
19 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
Santa Claus, Indiana: Where It's Christmas Every Day
“Nestled in the wooded hills of southern Indiana, lies a land of fantasy...where it’s Christmas every day.” That place is Santa Claus, Indiana. On this episode, we take a tour of the oddly named Indiana town that embraces the holiday spirit all year round. Join us! Find a transcript and show notes for this episode here!
22 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
Giving Voice: Dr. Emily Suzanne Johnson
For this episode of Giving Voice, host Lindsey Beckley talks with Dr. Emily Suzanne Johnson, Assistant Professor of History at Ball State University. Her Washington Post article "The Myth that has Shaped the Christian Right and the LGBTQ Rights Movement for Four Decades," examines the assumption that protests against Anita Bryant's anti-gay crusade led directly to the failure of her career. Transcripts and show notes are available at blog.history.in.gov.
24 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
Petals, Not Pies: Queer Hoosiers Protest Anita Bryant
On October 14, 1977, gay rights activist Thom Higgins reserved his place in history when he threw a pie in the face of anti-gay crusader Anita Bryant during a Des Moines, Iowa press conference. When Bryant made her way to Indiana less than two weeks later for a rally, gay activists welcomed her not with a pie in the face, but with Hoosier kindness. In this episode, we examine Hoosier’s reactions to Bryant’s appearances in the state during the early years of the fight for gay rights.
21 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
Giving Voice: Dr. Allison Perlman
In this episode of Giving Voice, host Lindsey Beckley talks with Dr. Allison Perlman, associate professor of Film and Media Studies at UC Irvine, about the ways in which broadcast television has created an imagined collective narrative and information silos. See transcripts and show notes here.
28 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
Philo T. Farnsworth: Father of Television
Philo T. Farnsworth conceived of the idea for electronic television in the middle of an Idaho potato field at just 13 years old. At age 19, he produced the first functional prototype for his idea. For nearly three decades following that, he Farnsworth worked to bring his invention to the American home but was stymied every step of the way by financial, legal, and technological problems. Transcript and show notes here.
23 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Giving Voice: Cheryl Cooky
In this episode of Giving Voice, IHB Deputy Director Michella Marino and IHB Historian Casey Pfeiffer talk with Dr. Cheryl Cooky, a professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Purdue University. Dr. Cooky is a member of the National Policy Advisory Board for the Women’s Sports Foundation. Following on the heels of IHB’s most recent Talking Hoosier History episode on the South Bend Blue Sox and All American Girls Professional Baseball League, their discussion considers the evolution of women’s sports over the last century, the impact Title IX has had on women’s athletics, and the important work that still needs to be done to achieve gender equality in sports. Find transcripts and show notes here: https://wp.me/p7f1qx-2c9
29 minutes | May 26, 2021
"The Dutiful Dozen:" The South Bend Blue Sox and Women's Professional Baseball
For twelve seasons (1943-1954), over 600 women competed in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). The South Bend Blue Sox, one of four original teams, showcased the ballplayers' determination and athleticism during their 1952 season, when a player strike left the team with just 12 members days before the playoffs. This episode contextualizes the AAGPBL and Blue Sox within the larger history of women in sport, culminating in the Dutiful Dozen’s stunning 1952 championship.
31 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Giving Voice: Adrianne Slash and Aaron Welcher
In this episode of Giving Voice, IHB historian Jill Weiss Simins talks to Adrianne Slash and Aaron Welcher, Indianapolis community leaders working on social justice issues. Slash serves on the board of the Civil Rights Commission and writes columns for the Indianapolis Business Journal and the Indianapolis Recorder. Welcher serves as the Programs & Communications Coordinator at the Jewish Community Relations Council and works to build coalitions of Jewish, Black, LGBTQ+, and other groups and faiths. Their important discussion in this episode considers how white Hoosiers can be allies for their Black neighbors in the ongoing struggle for civil rights, the responsibility of Jewish Hoosiers for continuing this work, and how people can get involved in the work that needs to be done in their own communities.
30 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
"I Did Not Walk Alone:" The Civil Rights Work of Rabbi Maurice Davis
In 1965, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called for religious leaders representing all faiths to join him in Selma, Alabama, for a march responding to recent violence against peaceful protestors. Rabbi Maurice Davis of the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation (IHC) answered this call, despite threats to his life. This episode looks at the work of Rabbi Davis to fight segregation and discrimination in Indianapolis, especially in housing and employment. It also considers why Jewish Americans joined the Black-led Civil Rights Movement in greater numbers than other groups and what lessons his work teaches us today about allyship and interfaith work for greater rights for all Americans. Current IHC Rabbi Brett Krichiver brings the words of his predecessor to life with music from IHC Cantor Aviva Marer. IHB historian Justin Clark hosts. Written and produced by IHB historian Jill Weiss Simins.
19 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Giving Voice: Karen Freeman-Wilson
On this episode of Giving Voice, IHB historian Nicole Poletika talks with Karen Freeman-Wilson, the former mayor of Gary and current President of the Chicago Urban League. A follow up to the most recent Talking Hoosier History episode, "Tribe Come Home: The 1972 National Black Political Convention," their discussion centers on the ongoing effort for equal rights in Indiana, especially for Black women.
27 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
“Tribe Come Home:” The 1972 National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana
Thousands of Black Americans from around the country came to Gary, Indiana, for the 1972 Black National Political Convention to transform the Black Power Movement into the Black Political Power Movement. Leaders worked to channel collective outrage - caused by voter suppression and discrimination, as well as the assassinations of major Civil Rights leaders - into political reform.
21 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Giving Voice: Dr. James Madison
On this installment of Giving Voice, we speak with Dr. James Madison, Professor Emeritus of History at Indiana University and the author of the new book Ku Klux Klan in the Heartland about the Klan in Indiana in the 1920s. In our discussion, we talk about who joined the Klan and why, how the Klan came to power, and the legacy left by the Klan today. See a transcript and show notes for this episode here.
28 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
Notre Dame Tackles the Klan
On May 24, 1924, the Ku Klux Klan attempted to hold a meeting in South Bend, Indiana. They were met with furious Notre Dame students and South Bend citizens, who banded together to drive the organization out of town. When the Klan used this confrontation as fodder for anti-immigrant, anti-Catholic propaganda, university administration needed to find a way to combat the smear campaign. They found their answer in a wildly successful Notre Dame football team. Find a transcript and show notes here.
22 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
Giving Voice: Sarah Halter
For this installment, we talk with Sarah Halter, the Executive Director of the Indiana Medical History Museum. In this episode, we talk about the history of the treatment of mental illness in Indiana, the development of the malarial syphilis treatment, and how the museum is working to humanize the specimens in their collection. See show notes and transcripts here.
28 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Rufus Cantrell: King of Ghouls
Rufus Cantrell was a lot of things in his life: A driver. A porter. A clerk. An undertaker. In 1902, he added a new title to that list: The King of Ghouls. Cantrell, along with approximately seven other men, ran one of the most successful body-snatching syndicates in the city of Indianapolis. This is the story of his downfall.
48 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
Giving Voice: Susan Hall Dotson and Kisha Tandy
In this installment of Giving Voice, host Lindsey Beckley speaks with Susan Hall Dotson and Kisha Tandy about the suffrage movement in the African American communities at the state and national level. The discussion touches on issues of inclusion, storytelling, and the importance of telling a richer version of the suffrage story than what is often heard. See transcripts and show notes here.
26 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
Indiana Women's Suffrage: The New Day Dawns
In this, the second of a two-part series covering the women's suffrage movement in Indiana, we follow the women who dedicated their lives to the fight for enfranchisement to its end - the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Find a transcript and show notes here.
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