Category Archives: Giving Voice

In this installment of Giving Voice, host Lindsey Beckley speaks with Susan Hall Dotson and Kisha Tandy about the suffrage movement in the African American communities at the state and national level. The discussion touches on issues of inclusion, storytelling, and the importance of telling a richer version of the suffrage story than what is often heard.

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On this installment of Giving Voice, we talk with Nadia E. Brown, a University Faculty Scholar and Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies at Purdue University. We talk about intersectionality, political representation, and how representation in our country is shifting at this very moment.

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In the last episode of Talking Hoosier History, we discussed the Black Market Firebombing and the people’s park which was erected in its place. On this installment of Giving Voice, Host Lindsey Beckley talks to Professor of American History and people’s park scholar Kera Lovell about the history and legacy of the People’s Park Movement of the 1960s and 70s.

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For this installment of Giving Voice, we had the pleasure of talking with Chief Ben Barnes of the Shawnee Tribe about the Shawnee nation in Indiana.

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On the most recent episode of Talking Hoosier History, we explored the History Relevance Campaign and how different institutions from around the nation are creating innovative programming using its guidance. In this Giving Voice, we speak with Erin Carlson Mast, CEO and Executive Director of President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington DC, which is a stand out in the field when it comes to making history relevant to their visitors.

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In this episode of Giving Voice, we talk with Chris Newell, Director of Education for the Akomawt Educational Initiative. We discuss the importance of including Native voices and and sources in Native history, decolonizing historical institutions, and more.

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Rachel Smith is an assistant lecturer on Women and Gender Studies at Ball State University who studies the intersection of Modern American Spiritualism and feminism. On this episode of Giving Voice, Rachel and Lindsey talk about the role spiritualism played in the Woman’s Rights Movement and vice versa.

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On this installment of Giving Voice, we interview Jeremy Turner, Director of the HIV/STD Viral Hepatitis Division of the Indiana State Department of Health, about where we are today in the fight against HIV/AIDS and what it will take to eliminate the disease in America by 2030.

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On the last episode of Talking Hoosier History, we discussed the South Bend housing cooperative Better Homes of South Bend. In this, the first installment of Giving Voice, host Lindsey Beckley talks to Mike Jackson, who grew up in the neighborhood established by Better Homes.

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