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WFIU: Moment of Indiana History

WFIU: Moment of Indiana History
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Brief explorations of Indiana History, historic places and people. Produced by WFIU and the Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations.

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WFIU: Moment of Indiana History

  Name Time Artist/Performer Release Date Description Author Language  
1.Racing against racism...Major Taylor00:00:004/20/2009Since 2003, Team Major Taylor has fueled competition at Bloomington's annual Little Five Hundred bicycle race. The namesake of the racially diverse team was a hero from the golden age of cycling at the turn of the twentieth century. The glory was bittersweet, however, when considered in light of the enormous racial discrimination Marshall Walter Taylor had to battle along the way.WFIUEnglishDownload
2.Littler Fives00:00:004/13/2009In college towns across Indiana, spring colors include the bright jerseys of determined-looking bike riders thronging the streets. An annual spring cycling event on the Indiana University-Bloomington campus that began as a fundraiser for working college students has gained national renown thanks to the beloved 1979 film Breaking Away . Inspired by the Indianapolis [...]WFIUEnglishDownload
3.Taking a gamble on contemporary art00:00:004/6/2009The story of modern art in the United States can not be told without acknowledging the role played by "Indiana's wild bunch of gamblers in art." Bound by a common "interest in contemporary art, together with a willingness to take chances" and to pay annual dues of $25, an Indianapolis-based group calling itself the Gamboliers informed [...]WFIUEnglishDownload
4.Sorority girl, farm wife, environmental advocate...Rachel Peden00:00:004/6/2009In two long-running newspaper columns and three books, IU graduate Rachel Peden dispensed lessons gleaned from a life lived in tandem with the land. Since 1952, the Children's Farm Festival at the Peden Family Farm outside Bloomington continues to be a long-awaited spring tradition.WFIUEnglishDownload
5.Restoring Utopia: Jane Blaffer Owen00:00:003/25/2009The third recipient of Indiana's highest honor is neither a legendary coach nor a university president. Jane Blaffer Owen was presented with the 2007 Sachem Award in recognition of her philanthropic efforts in historic preservation and the arts. The Houston native is best known for her work to restore the southwestern Indiana town of New Harmony to the spirit in which it was founded.WFIUEnglishDownload
6.Survival and Forgiveness: Eva Kor00:00:003/25/2009The founder of Terre Haute's CANDLES Holocaust museum was once the subject of medical experimentation by Dr. Josef Mengele, the infamous "Angel of Death." Eva Kor, recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Spirit of Justice Award and the Sagamore of the Wabash, among others, espouses a philosophy of forgiveness, a controversial position among survivors of the Holocaust.WFIUEnglishDownload
7.The Father of Women's Sports: Senator Birch Bayh00:00:003/25/2009When ERA failed to be ratified, Indiana Senator Birch Bayh turned his energies to a law that would mandate equal opportunities for men and women in federally funded educational programs and activities. Title IX did not explicitly address athletics, but the impact of the 1972 legislation has been most visible in the context of high school and collegiate sports teams and programs.WFIUEnglishDownload
8.Taking diversification to a new level....William Mays00:00:002/24/2009Having served the Circle City's African-American community for 95 years, the Indianapolis Recorder was in financial straits in 1990.WFIUEnglishDownload
9.Black and white and read all over...the Indianapolis Recorder00:00:002/16/2009A national leader among African-American publications, the Indianapolis Recorder newspaper has served the Circle City's black population since 1895.WFIUEnglishDownload
10.Re-introducing a Hoosier muralist00:00:002/10/2009Canvases by African-American painter Henry O. Tanner hang in the White House and the National Gallery of Art. Less familiar, however, is the name of Tanner's prot?g?, once known as the "dean of Negro artists."WFIUEnglishDownload