Black History Excursions

Indiana’s past becomes state-of-the-art future

Historic Levi Coffin House marks a new chapter in the attraction’s history  A much-awaited multimillion-dollar visitor center at the historic Levi Coffin House will mark a new chapter in the …

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Indiana’s Black History Excursions in Wayne County

With two children dead and buried, the thought of her last remaining child being sold into slavery made Eliza Harris determined, no matter what the risk, to make her way …

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Indiana’s Black History Excursions in Southeastern Indiana

Southeastern Indiana, with its scenic panoramas of the Ohio River, hillsides dotted with farms and historic towns brimming with 19th century architecture, is a beautiful slice of Hoosier homeland, a …

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Indiana’s Black History Excursions in New Albany

Before and during the Civil War, towns situated across the Ohio River from Kentucky such as New Albany, which back then was one of the most prosperous cities in the …

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Indiana’s Black History Excursions in Madison

In the mid 1800s, Madison, a historic river port perched high above the Ohio River, was one of the largest cities in Indiana with the largest number of free African …

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Indiana’s Black History Excursions in Westfield

It took cunning and courage to outfox slave hunters intent on bringing their employers “property” back to the Confederate states. But many of the people of Westfield, a town in …

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Indiana’s Black History Excursions in Ripley County

Pursued and frightened but committed to freedom, African Americans crossed the Ohio River into Indiana. Often the journey to freedom led through Ripley County, tucked away in the rolling wooded …

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