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Indianapolis African American Heritage is a Course

Indianapolis African American Heritage



Full course description

Course Introduction

Do you know about the history and stories of the communities who lived where IUPUI is now located? This course features an overview about our campus and state history as well as insight into the small communities who made up Indianapolis and our campus such as Ransom Place.

Learning Outcomes

As you complete the modules, you will:

  • Gain knowledge about the history and culture prior to and during the construction of IUPUI
  • Complete an onboarding of the campus and its heritage
  • Locate landmark buildings and structures that bear stories of preservation and renewal
  • Hear stories from diverse perspectives that facilitate thought-provoking questions and contextually relevant discussions

Meet the Curators

Carolyn Gentle-Genity serves as Assistant Vice President for University Academic Policy and Director of the University Transfer Office. She is committed to providing support toward student success as well as other priorities in Indiana University's Bicentennial Strategic Plan.

Paul Mullins is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPUI). He is co-recipient of the first Charles R. Bantz Chancellor's Community Fellowship Award for his work on the "Invisible Indianapolis" project, which examines the history and culture of Indianapolis neighborhoods that have vanished over time due to various factors.


Length: ~8 hours


Credit: None


Audience: Public

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