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Hidden History: La Amistad

La Amistad was a slave ship caught in the middle of an international controversy during the 1890’s.

Hidden History: Polly Strong

Vincennes, Ind. (WTWO) – Indiana became a state in 1816 and a ban on slavery was written into the state constitution. But at that … More »

Hidden History: Gold Star Mothers

Washington, D.C. (WNCN) – The recently opened National Museum of African American History and Culture has an exhibit that showcases Gold Star families. A … More »

Hidden History: The Lee Sisters

Memphis, TN (WATN) – Seven sisters from Memphis, Tennessee gained national recognition as the “most arrested civil rights family” in 1965. The Lee sisters … More »

Cop a Story is Positively Fort Wayne

For the last seven years a group of local writers has come together to share original stories and discuss social issues. The group is called Cop a Story.

MLK Club is Positively Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne’s MLK Club is more than an organization that honors the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It also provides academic scholarships for college-bound Fort Wayne area students.

Operation Lifting Hope is Positively Fort Wayne

A native of Puerto Rico who now lives in Fort Wayne is trying to help victims of Hurricane Maria. He’s behind a project to rebuild one of the landmarks in Caguas, Puerto Rico called La Estrella de la Paz.

King’s Barbershop Community Outreach is Positively Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne barber Lewis King gives a lot more than a shave and a haircut at his shop at 502-A East Pontiac Street. He and a team of volunteers load up baskets with food and other necessities to spread holiday cheer to those in need.

Girlz Rock is Positively Fort Wayne

Girlz Rock helps Allen County girls like develop positive self-images by participating in self-improvement workshops and leadership activities.