Ethel Winslow’s Story Archive

Neighborhoods May be Impacted by North Split Reconstruction

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced in September 2017 their intention to reconstruct the I-65/I-70 split beginning in 2020. The scope of the project is huge, including the rehabilitation, replacement, and/or widening of 32 bridges, reconfiguration of the I-65 exit and entrance ramps on 11th and 12th streets, the … Read More

Fulfilling the Promise of Pogue’s Run Trail

For many years, eastsiders have waited for the Pogue’s Run Trail to be completed. Originally conceived in 1994, the proposed Pogue’s Run Greenway is a 5.3 mile corridor starting on 10th Street at the Monon Trail and the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, heads northeast along Brookside Parkway North Drive then follows … Read More

Black History Month in Indianapolis

Noted historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History pronounced the second week of February as “Negro History Week” in 1926. The week was selected to note the birthday of Abraham Lincoln on February 12 and Frederick Douglass on February 14, and the … Read More

Romeo and Juliet for These Times at the IRT

Romeo and Juliet, the star-crossed lovers of Shakespeare’s best-known play, bound and leap across the stage in the Indiana Repertory Theatre’s production, currently at the Upperstage. This is an energetic, modern-dress staging starring two bright stars, Aaron Kirby as Romeo, and Sophia Macia as Juliet, plus a strong cast of … Read More

A Raisin in the Sun at the IRT

Written in 1959 by Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun has become a touchstone in American theatre. Peopled with authentic characters and the universal struggle to scratch out a larger place in the world, the play speaks across the generations and seems especially timely given the national dialogue we’re … Read More