Curtis Theophilus Hill, Jr. (1961- )

Curtis Theophilus Hill Jr. is a prosecutor who serves as the 43rd Attorney General of Indiana. Hill was born in Elkhart, Indiana on February 21, 1961 and raised there. He graduated from Elkhart High School and then Indiana University with a degree in Marketing. He received his Juris … Read MoreCurtis Theophilus Hill, Jr. (1961- )

Alonzo Alexander Swann Jr. (1925-2007)

Though overshadowed by and having received far less publicity than fabled Pearl Harbor hero Dorie Miller, Alonzo Alexander Swann Jr. performed similar action in the Pacific Theater and his all-black Navy gun crew. Their brave accomplishment and awful sacrifice would have gone relatively unnoticed had … Read MoreAlonzo Alexander Swann Jr. (1925-2007)

Sundown Towns

Sundown Towns are all-white communities, neighborhoods, or counties that exclude Blacks and other minorities through the use of discriminatory laws, harassment, and threats or use of violence. The name derives from the posted and verbal warnings issued to Blacks that although they might be allowed … Read MoreSundown Towns

Shawna Rochelle (Ng A Qui) Kimbrell (1976- )

Lieutenant Colonel Shawna Rochelle Kimbrell is the first African American female fighter pilot in the United States Air Force. Kimbrell was born in Lafayette, Indiana on April 20, 1976. Her parents, Eve Blackman Ng A Qui and Dr. Norman N A Qui, migrated from Guyana … Read MoreShawna Rochelle (Ng A Qui) Kimbrell (1976- )

The National Black Political Convention, Gary Indiana (1972)

In 1972, Gary, Indiana hosted the National Black Political Convention. With over 10,000 attendees, it was the largest independent black political gathering in U.S. history. Planning for the convention began in 1970. Organizers had a difficult time finding a city that was willing to host … Read MoreThe National Black Political Convention, Gary Indiana (1972)