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Black History Month Celebrated at the Statehouse


The Charles A. Tindley Choir performing at the Statehouse ( photo: Reed Parker)

Tales of prominent Hoosiers were told in commemmoration of Black History Month at the Statehouse Wednesday.


The Charles A. Tindley Choir sang to dozens in attendance, including Governor Mike Pence. Historians told of the state's rich history with the Underground Railroad, as well as the 28th Regiment of Indiana who fought in the Civil War.

Governor Mike Pence spoke of instrumental Hoosiers like Julia Carson, Madame CJ Walker and Mozell Sanders. Pence says those famous Hoosiers are just the beginning, and repeated that black history is Indiana history. Pence also spoke of Abraham Lincoln's role and stated it should be celebrated in Indiana during Black History Month.

The Governor urged young Hoosiers to be inspired, and to carry on the work of those famous Hoosiers to better the state.


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