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Remember the Tigers

The players of Crispus Attucks High School wrote a new chapter in the book of Hoosier basketball lore—one in which underdogs could be kids from urban ghettos, could grow up shooting in alleys and parks, could be black and be a vital part of the glory of the game. Read more...

From the Archives: Remembering Racing Pioneer Charlie Wiggins

By decisively winning the 1926 Gold and Glory Sweepstakes, Charlie Wiggins, a humble mechanic from Indy’s south side, earned the nickname “The Negro Speed King”—almost 65 years before Willie T. Ribbs would become the first black driver to qualify for the Indianapolis 500. Read more...

Local Museums, Libraries Collaborate on '60s Flashback

Five museums and archival sites will show us their take on the 1960s beginning this month in a joint exhibition called “A Change Is Gonna Come.” Read more...

Richard Lugar Goes Off the Record

Midway through his first term as mayor, Lugar joined Dolly Parton onstage at a concert in Garfield Park—and received an impromptu smooch on the cheek. “She said, ‘Mr. Mayor, I want you to come on down to Nashville and be our mayor,’” recalls Morris. “He blushed, thanked her, and walked off the stage.” Read more...

By the Numbers: Richard Lugar's Legacy

Richard Lugar was the 44th mayor of Indianapolis, and the first to successfully seek reelection (before then, city law prohibited the mayors from serving consecutive terms) Read more...

From the Archives: A Conversation with Char Lugar

Of her half-century marriage, she says, "When I think about it, I wonder, 'How could 50 years have gone by so fast?' I used to think people who celebrated their 50th were old, decrepit, and in wheelchairs—not still enjoying life." Read more...

A Night at the Red Key Tavern

"As all of us change, this place stays the same. Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to get in here. And one of the first times I bartended, my grandfather was sitting at the end of the bar watching everything I did. Which was intimidating. I just wish he could see me back there now." Read more...