Public accommodations, open housing, educational opportunities, and jobs were at the forefront of the modern United States Civil Rights movement. By the 1960s, there were institutions, organizations, individuals, legislation, and activities...
Civil rights; Civil rights demonstrations; Political parades & rallies; Activists
Indiana Avenue was separated from some adjacent neighborhoods by the Central Canal. To reach Crispus Attucks High School and many venues along Indiana Avenue residents in some of these neighborhoods crossed at the 12th Street bridge.
Indiana Avenue (Indianapolis, Ind.); Bridges--Indiana--Indianapolis; Central Canal (Ind.)
The award is from the Furnishings Retailers Association for Miniority Enterprise, Inc. Mayor Lugar is in the center, Melvin Ice is on the right. Youth Market Place was a project of the Indianapolis Urban League.
H.P. Smith (right), Woolworth Vice-President for public relations, and New York City's Museum of Natural History president Gardner C. Stout (second from the right) closely examine African tribal masks. F.W. Woolworth Company shared in the...
Four young people are shown with their certificates of appreciation and checks for their winning entries in the Brotherhood Poster Contest. At the far left is Kathy Bradley, poster contest chairwoman. Winners from the left are: Tina Thacker,...
Andrew J. Brown, pastor of the St. John's Baptist Church and leader of the Indianapolis chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference understood the relationship between poverty and Civil Rights.
Civic leaders; African American clergy--Indiana--Indianapolis
Arthur Ashe stands with the two children at the Clay Court. The children are holding tennis rackets. Ashe is wearing a tennis outfit and speaking into a microphone. Tents cover some of the seats in the background.
Tennis; Sports; Tennis courts; Tennis players; Tennis rackets; Ashe, Arthur
Former Indiana University President, Thomas W. Binford, is shown presenting a plaque to Richardson. He had served the Urban League since its creation in 1965. Dr. Benjamin E. Mays is on the far left. Sam Jones, Executive Director of the...
Awards; Indianapolis Urban League; Richardson, Henry J. (Henry Johnson), 1902-1983; Civic leaders; Jones, Sam; Mays, Benjamin E. (Benjamin Elijah), 1894-1984; Binford, Tom, 1924-
Wilson is standing on the left wearing a nametag identifying him as a candidate for the office of attorney general of Indiana. Ali is standing in the middle and Baker is on the right. A man in front of them is taking their picture.
Politicians; Political campaigns; Political elections; Political activity; Ali, Muhammad, 1942-
Members of the Crispus Attucks Civic Orchestra are seated in a semi-circle holding their instruments. There are music stands in front of the students. Music teacher LaVerne Newsome stands off to the side and holds a baton in one hand. Principal...
Orchestras; Youth orchestras; School principals; Teachers; Music stands; Musical instruments
Team photo of the Crispus Attucks High School Girls Tennis Club. The girls are wearing tennis outfits and holding either a racket or a tennis ball. A young man in a striped shirt is also included in the picture.
Tennis; Tennis players; Tennis rackets; Girls; Athletes; Students
Photo of two couples at the Crispus Attucks High School prom. The boys are wearing tuxedos with boutonnieres. The girls are wearing long formals and both are holding dark handkerchiefs. Each girl has a corsage pinned to her dress.
Proms; Dance parties; Clothing & dress; Students; Crispus Attucks High School (Indianapolis, Ind.); Tuxedoes; Dresses; Evening gowns
Students in lab coats are weighing a rat in preparation for an operation to produce hypertension. Their teacher stands near by watching the progress. Other rats can be seen in a cage on the table. Left to right are William Morrow, Mr. Joseph B....
Young people play a part as well. Junior Red Cross members from the Indianapolis Area Chapter rolled bandages for the use and comfort of active servicemen and veterans during the war. Red Cross Clubs in high schools helped instill a sense of...
Students; Public service organizations; Schools; African Americans; Girls; Aprons; American Red Cross
A young man has his hand resting on the box holding the entries for the drawing. In the background are images of the styles of homes to be built in the development. A map shows the locations of lots available along Oxford Street between Minnesota...
Representatives of the Boy Scouts and Camp Fire Girls are shown. A man holds up a poster promoting the boy scouts that has a picture of astronaut John Glenn on it. Second from the left is Smith Cheatham. Fifth from the left is Jim Cummins.
Youth organizations; Boy Scouts; Camp Fire Girls; Posters
During the late 1950s, Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis won three boys state basketball championships. Two men originally from small Indiana towns, Ray Crowe (Franklin) in 1955 and 1956 and Bill Garrett (Shelbyville) in 1959 coached...
Basketball coaches; Coaches (Athletics); Sports; Crispus Attucks High School (Indianapolis, Ind.)
The year 1947 saw two defining moments in United States sports and race relations history. Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball. Later that year, Bill Garrett from Shelbyville, Indiana, became the first African American...
African Americans; Sports; Coaches (Athletics); Crispus Attucks High School (Indianapolis, Ind.); Basketball players
The Boys Basketball Tournament was broadcast on radio and later television. The high school basketball tournament was big news in local newspapers. Jim Cummings and Charles Preston (“Indianapolis Recorder”), Jimmie Angelopolous (“Indianapolis...
View of a variety of businesses located on a section of Illinois Street. The Rodeo Theater is advertising the film Smuggler's Cove. Next to the theater is Post Photo. The Coronado Hotel is located over Ruch's Restaurant and the corner Haag Drug...
Business districts; Theaters; Restaurants; Hotels; Drugstores; Uniforms; Flags; Streets
Wilson is standing fourth from the left in the group. Shown with him left to right are: Delano Bryant, of the UAW; Dr. William C. Baker, local politician; Mrs. Harry Wallace, chairman of the tea; Mrs. Robert Williams; Robert Williams; and Attorney...
Politicians; Political campaigns; Political elections
The children are Indianapolis Recorder carriers. One is holding a Hi-Flyer kite. Another one appears to be holding the string attached to a kite that is flying. The girl is making the V symbol with her fingers.
Newspaper carriers; Kites (Toys); Spring; Contests; Children flying kites; Children playing
Mrs. Nelis James Saunders is shown with members of the Indianapolis chapter of the National Black Women's Political Leadership Caucus. Shown left to right: State Representative Julia Carson, Mrs. Nelis James Saunders, national chairperson; Mrs. T....
Politics & government; Politicians; Political participation; Political organizations; Political activity; Activists; Women; African Americans; Civic leaders
The Boys Basketball Tournament was broadcast on radio and later television. Tom Carnegie (WFBM-TV) interviewed Ray Crowe in 1956. The tournament was also big news in local newspapers. Jim Cummings and Charles Preston (“Indianapolis Recorder”),...
The photograph is identified as "Stewart Birthday Party." The young children are wearing party hats, and some have noise makers. The cake on the table has three candles on it. The tablecloth is decorated with images of Mickey Mouse.
A girl is seated at a table cutting paper. A bottle of paste and some fringed fabric are also on the table. On the floor next to her are boxes that have been covered with floral paper. Several other children are seated on folding chairs working on...
Children; Children playing; Children sewing; Children's art; Handicraft
Sheila Roddy (center) a member of Girl Scout Troop #912 based at St. Rita's Catholic Church, is shown eating Girl Scout cookies with Johnathan Smith and Tanya Young. Another child is watching through a window on the porch.
Children eating & drinking; Cookies; Fund raising; African Americans; Girl Scouts
The children are wearing spanish costumes. The boy is wearing a suit and hat with matching braid work. He has an American flag pin on his jacket. The little girl has an embroidered top and a sash belt that matches her skirt. Ribbon is braided into...
Devin Johnson is waving a flag. Seated on the curb in front of him are Amber Engram, Dannie Engram, and Brandye Dehoniesto. The children seated on the ground have a blanket wrapped around them. The other boy is wearing a snowsuit.
Children; Flags; Parades & processions; Children playing outdoors; Blankets; Coats
In what sportswriter Bob Collins called “the most dramatic and exciting” game in the tourney; Attucks beat Anderson 81-80 on Bailey “Flap” Robertson’s buzzer-beating shot. The team was eliminated in the semifinal. Bob Jewell received the...
Basketball teams; Basketball players; Sports; Crispus Attucks High School (Indianapolis, Ind.)
From the opening of Crispus Attucks High School, the black community rallied around it. African American newspapers covered the activities of its personnel. Their academic, sports, and general achievements were regularly reported. The hope of a...
Basketball; Crowds; Crispus Attucks High School (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Members of the Crispus Attucks High School Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) stand at parade rest for inspection. The platoon members all wear uniforms and caps and hold rifles. The Company Commander is Cadet Captain John Bridgeforth.
Military parades & ceremonies; Military education; Military training; Uniforms; Students; Rifles
The congregation was photographed during their worship service. The wooden pews are arranged theater style. Adults and children are attending the service. A large stained glass window is in the background.