Forge History: Get Involved

Forge History: Steps you can take to learn more and change history!

Forge History

Forge History

1. Bethel AME Church Visit the Bethel AME Cathedral for worship.Learn more about the Bethel AME Church and National Park Service Network to Freedom
2. Central Canal/ Origins of Indianapolis Station Community Walk the Central Canal and White River State ParkExplore more Indianapolis African American history at the Indiana Historical Society on the Central Canal
3. Site of Indianapolis Station School and teacherLucy Jefferson Graham Explore the Crispus Attucks High School Museum to learn more about African American Education in IndianaExplore Lyle Station, Indiana to see a rural African American settlement and learn more about Lucy Jefferson Graham
4. Site of James Overall House- c. 1834 Learn more about the National Park Service Network to FreedomLearn more about Jermain Wesley Loguen and his work on the Underground Railroad in Buffalo, New York
5. Site of Fourth of July Violence Take part in a Juneteenth Celebration.
6. Site of Second Baptist Church Fire 1851 Visit the Second Baptist Church for worship.
7. Site of home of Elisha Weaver & The Repository Read The Christian Recorder
8. Site of home of Willis Brown Learn more about Indiana and the Underground Railroad.Visit Freedom Trail Park in Westfield, Indiana.
9. Site of home of Augustus Turner Find out more about other local heroes, at Indianapolis Society of African-American History & Culture.Help preserve historic buildings related to Indiana African American Histroy with Indiana Landmarks
10. Site of Indianapolis Station Church Learn more about the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archeology Underground Railroad initiatives.
1. Indianapolis Station Fire, July 7, 1864 Find out about thehistory of fires in Indianapolis.
2. Site of Lincoln speech & Emancipation Find out about Five Generations of the Lincoln Family at Indiana State Museum Exhibit
3. Morton Meets with Garland White and Dr. Willis Revels Participate in the 150th Anniversary of the Indiana Civil War.
4. Site of Civil War TrainingChaplin Garland White Learn more about the 28th USCT and vist their historic marker.
5. Vermont Street AME Church Discover Black Heritage on your next vacation.Visit the Indiana Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs Historical Marker.
6. Madame C. J. Walker & Fredrick Douglass Find out more about the Fredrick Douglass National Historic Site.Attend a program at the Walker Theater.
7. Ransom Place Neighborhood Learn more about the Ransom Place Historic District.Learn about the archeological finding from IUPUI investigations in the Ransom Place Historic District
8. Site of Josephine Dupee House- c. 1887 Help move a “community towards self-sufficiency” with the Flanner House.

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