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Helen Purviance: Salvationist, Doughnut Girl, Teacher and Groundbreaker for Women

World War I drastically changed the way wars were fought, and as a result, the support and care required by the troops changed as well. When the United States joined WWI in April 1917, the Salvation Army was already an established organization. As the...
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Celebrating One of Indiana’s Own: Tuskegee Airman Arthur Lloyd Carter

As World War II began in Europe, President Franklin D. Roosevelt—under pressure from the NAACP and Black newspapers like the Chicago Defender and Pittsburgh Courier—expanded the civilian pilot training program in the United States. Not long after,...
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The Congressional Gold Medal Award

The Congressional Gold Medal Award On July 30, 2020, the United States Congress awarded the Congressional Gold Medal—its highest civilian honor—to the Final Crew of the USS Indianapolis CA 35 during a ceremony at the Indiana War Memorial. The virtual...
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