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By Richard B. Pierce

This heritage of the black group of Indianapolis within the twentieth century makes a speciality of tools of political action―protracted negotiations, interracial coalitions, petition, and criminal challenge―employed to safe their civil rights. those tools of "polite protest" set Indianapolis except many Northern towns. Richard B. Pierce appears to be like at how the black neighborhood labored to change the political and social tradition of Indianapolis. As neighborhood leaders grew to become excited about the city’s snapshot, black leaders stumbled on it attainable to accomplish profits via operating with whites contained in the current energy constitution, whereas carrying on with to press for extra reform and development. Pierce describes how Indianapolis differed from its Northern cousins equivalent to Milwaukee, Chicago, and Detroit. the following, the city’s humans, black and white, created their very own styles and structures of racial kinfolk within the public and cultural spheres.

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The team represented the African American community first, and the rest of the city second, and the players knew it. ”41 For teenage boys to carry the hopes of the community on their shoulders must have been an awesome responsibility. City newspapers commented frequently on the importance of race. The two largest dailies and the Recorder agreed that Attucks’s standing as a “black school” should not sway city residents’ emotions one way or another. Stating the obvious, yet underestimating the attachment African Americans had to the school, the papers a‹rmed that Attucks was part of Indianapolis.

The contrasting comments oªered by white and black commentators also hinted at the uneasiness with which many whites in Indianapolis came to support Attucks. Whites and blacks supported the Attucks run, but it appeared that whites were more wary in their acceptance, as if supporting the team was part of a civic responsibility and not a passion. That Ice had to tell the team, at that late stage, that Indianapolis “claims you as its own” made clear that the team had stood outside the city’s consciousness before the tournament.

They oªered encouraging praise to Attucks fans: “Attucks is a great team. It played the hardest it will ever have to play—and won it. ”38 The coaches’ prediction seemed eerily correct a week later when Attucks easily beat Covington and Batesville to win the semi-state. Their margin over Covington, forty points, was the most lopsided semi-state victory since 1916. Attucks was now one of four teams remaining in the state tournament. It appeared that Indianapolis might finally have a champion. Attucks seemed to be the subject of every conversation in the days between the semi-state and finals weekend.

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