On This Day in IUPUI History: July 20, 1972

July 20, 1972

On this date, an eight-week non-credit course offered by IUPUI commenced with the aim to help "central-city residents" of Indianapolis develop civic leadership skills. The course arose as IUPUI administrators were sensitive to complaints by African-American residents of the near-westside Indianapolis neighborhood in which the campus was located. The physical growth of the IU Medical Center and the IUPUI campus over several decades had meant many residents had been displaced. To try to allay anger and resentment, IUPUI Chancellor Maynard K. Hine reached out to work with community members.

House in neighborhood bought by IU to be demolished 1979  279-0631-002

To learn more about the relationship between IUPUI and the near westside of Indianapolis, please contact IUPUI Special Collections and Archives speccoll@iupui.edu.


Updated Jul 20, 2018 by Editor Name Missing