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Madam C. J. Walker, America’s First Self-made Woman Millionaire, Lives On in Indianapolis

Decorated with a striking blend of Art Deco and African motifs on its interior, the Madam Walker Legacy Center is a testament to the...

In Toledo, Historic High Schools Shaped a Generation

Change is a hallmark of Toledo’s history. The city experienced a population influx during the late 1800s, then a gradual brain drain. It housed...

Every Super Bowl Football Is Handmade in Ohio

For many Americans, the Super Bowl might just be the most important event of the year. And that’s not just hyperbole — the 2024...

Teenager Samuel Cao Breaks Barriers for Asian Americans in Politics

While his classmates were busy studying and thinking about colleges, Sam Cao had his eyes on another prize: becoming the youngest-ever candidate to run...

Greater Indianapolis Hosts a Thriving Burmese Community

Just south of Interstate 465 on Indianapolis’s south side, clusters of brightly colored signs for Asian markets and restaurants reside as a testament to...

The American Studio Glass Art Movement Was Born in Toledo, Ohio — and Continues its Legacy There

In the summer of 1962, a group of curious artists gathered around a furnace in a garage at the Toledo Museum of Art. The...

Water Under the Bridge: Cleveland’s Abandoned Streetcar System

Built in 1918, the unassuming gray steel of the Detroit-Superior Bridge arches over the Cleveland skyline. The bridge was originally fitted with two levels:...

Detroit Is Changing the Classical Music Status Quo

For Andre Dowell, an epiphany about the classical music world hit him during his first performance as a percussion major at the University of...

Community Gardens Are Growing Across the Midwest

Hanging from a barn wall is a colorful wooden sign reading “Bittersweet Farms” in big, bold, red letters. Through the door of the dome-like...

The Path to Paris starts in…Indianapolis? USA Swimming’s Olympic Trials Find Home in the Midwest

Nothing captivates U.S. citizens like the national pride they experience when gold medals start pouring in for their country’s team as the Summer Olympic...

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