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Kurt Vonnegut Library is The First Indiana Literary Landmark

The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library settled into a new home on Indiana Avenue in downtown Indianapolis in 2019. Today it is making history. The American Library Association has recognized the library as a Landmark, which makes it the first literary landmark in the state of Indiana. A dedication…

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Major Taylor: The World's First African-American Sports Star

Long before Jackie Robinson, Walter Payton, and Michael Jordan became household names, Marshall “Major” Taylor was the first African-American sports superstar. “Major” Taylor grew up in Indianapolis, overcoming racial barriers to become a world champion bicyclist at the turn of the 20 th century. In…

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