Like other pioneers, they came to Indiana in search of land and liberty and, for the most part, found both. Beginning in the 1820s and continuing until the eve of the Civil War, free African-Americans migrated in family groups to Indiana and established farming societies that valued hard wor…
Although the state Constitution expressly prohibited it, slavery existed in early Indiana. Two court cases filed by enslaved black women put an end to the practice.
It’s a date every Hoosier should know: Dec. 11, 1816. On that day, Indiana became the 19th state.
James Madison, Benjamin Franklin and colleagues spent almost four months debating, writing and editing the document that would become the U.S. Constitution. It took James Brownlee, Benjamin Parke and associates only 18 days to write Indiana’s.
History remembers William Henry Harrison as the first president to die in office. Hoosiers should remember him as the man who shaped the Indiana Territory.
Indiana's political values, moral compass and physical boundaries were shaped by the Northwest Ordinance of 1787.
We know how to get Indiana out of this economic mess. The idea comes from Abe Lincoln's father, who migrated here from Kentucky across the great Ohio in search of sure title to land. Old Tom Lincoln was attracted to Indiana by a massive jobs program of historic proportion and success. It doe…
Thursday's vote to approve the controversial school voucher legislation, along with other education reforms and the decision to fully fund full-day kindergarten, means the Republican experiment officially has begun.
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