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Talking Hoosier History

Sep 28, 2022

On this episode of Giving Voice, we speak with long-time Fox Lake residents Grant Hawkins and Lucy Reynolds. In the course of these two short interviews, we’ll learn about the history and natural beauty of the historically Black resort community, how the neighborhood has changed over the years, and what makes it such...


Sep 5, 2022

Fox Lake Resort provided Black Midwesterners with a refuge from the daily reality of living in a country gripped by Jim Crow. In this episode, we explore how Fox Lakers built their community and how they now are working to preserve it. Find a transcript and show notes for this episode at podcast.history.in.gov.


Jun 15, 2022

On this episode of Giving Voice, host Lindsey Beckley speaks with Dr. Michella Marino about the intersection of motherhood and roller derby. Hear the answer to the burning question: was Leo Seltzer, founder and owner of roller derby, a feminist? You can see a transcript and read show notes for this episode...


May 26, 2022

In this episode, we skate through the history of the Roller Derby, and one Indianapolis woman's stand out career as she and her family stage a strike at the height of her game.

Find a transcript and show notes for this episode at podcast.history.in.gov. 


Mar 16, 2022

On this episode of Giving Voice, we speak with Gary Roosevelt alum Rosemary Anderson Davis. Gary Roosevelt, an all-Black high school in Gary, Indiana, faced Crispus Attucks in the historic 1955 IHSAA Boys Basketball State Championship game. Davis gives listeners some insight into what it was like to be on the other side...