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The Indiana Avenue Jazz Masters mural by Pamela Bliss pays tribute to the city's rich jazz history IM Imagebank

Black Culture in Indy

The Indiana Avenue Jazz Masters mural by Pamela Bliss pays tribute to the city's rich jazz history and Black jazz musicians.

Black Culture in Indy Guide

Indy is a city filled with African American culture and attractions. Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration is the longest-running cultural event in the country, and Circle City Classic brings historic black colleges to square off in Lucas Oil Stadium. Every day, there are places and events that connect with our heritage and showcase Black life in the city.
Black culture is alive in Indy. In our sights, in our sounds, and in our soul. This city is your city.

Black History in Indy

From early black settlements of the 1820s, to stops in Indianapolis along the Underground Railroad, African Americans have played an essential role in…

Black Culture in Indy

Explore Indy's vibrant Black culture with this guide the places and spaces shaping the Black experience in Indy. You want to connect with the…

Black-Owned Restaurants

There are plenty of places to round up some grub in Indianapolis, but these Black-owned eateries have a special place in our hearts. From…

From A Local's Perspective

I live in an amazing city. It is a place whose charm cannot be distilled into buzzy marketing or packed into one distinct landmark. Indianapolis is an…

Madam C.J. Walker Legacy Tour

At the beginning of the 20th century, when entrepreneur and icon Madam C.J. Walker was looking for a city to grow her business of specialty, hair care…

Marshall Major Taylor

The legacy of Indy icon Marshall "Major" Taylor, the world's first Black sports superstar, is celebrated across the Circle City. Taylor…

Indy's Black Leadership

As you consider planning your meeting in Indy, here are just a few local leaders, TV personalities, and government officials who can help sell…

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