His 1987 best-seller stirred controversy in academic circles.
The Shortridge and IU grad was half of the writing team behind one of the most popular television series of all time.
At a time when Black Americans had few job options, DeBow dreamed of flying and beat the odds to achieve his dream.
Evans, whose work can be found on one of the windows at Indianapolis International Airport, was a teacher and peacemaker.
He is remembered today as one of the principal builders of Indiana diesel-engine manufacturer Cummins, a worldwide religious leader, and the man who made Columbus, Indiana, America’s sixth most architecturally significant city.
He convinced Indiana legislators that properly educating Hoosiers was worth the investment.
The accomplished doctor move on to found both Northwestern University and the University of Denver.
Indy’s most-famous cyclist pedaled against racism to prevail in some of the world’s most prestigious championships.
Like his long-time Senate colleague Richard Lugar, Stevens attended Indianapolis Public School No. 84 and Shortridge High School.
The papers of the Nineteenth Century icon are housed at IUPUI’s Institute of American Thought.
A shortage of nurses hit the city hard during the flu pandemic of 1918-1920.
The tough-guy actor left the industry to focus on motorcycle racing after a string of big-budget films in the 1970s.
The Indiana native and Indy 500 lover captured World War II in a way that connected with Americans.
Hurty helped guide both Indianapolis and the state through the devastating 1918 influenza pandemic.
The Indy native and self-taught musician was a regular at the city’s jazz clubs and won two Grammy Awards,
Her work paid off 100 years ago this month with ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.
Deeply religious, Fletcher was a staunch opponent of slavery and led an unostentatious life despite being one of the state’s richest men.
Kenesaw Mountain Landis became one of the most famous men in America.
Difficulty finding publishers for her naturalist writings compelled Gene Stratton-Porter to write fiction. She embedded her love of nature in romance stories, what she called “nature studies sugar-coated with fiction.”
A man of deep faith, he celebrated his championships by going to church and taking his grandchildren out for ice cream.