Tag: Betsy Blankenbaker

  • ‘Something to Cheer About’

    In 1927 Indianapolis, the Ku Klux Klan opened the all-black Crispus Attucks High School with the intention of keeping black children out of allegedly superior white schools. The plan backfired, and Attucks became one of the premier schools in the entire country. By the 1950s, it was also home to one of the greatest basketball […]

  • Hoosier Daddy

    A brief and highly subjective account of Manhattan’s bohemian heyday, New York in the ’50s is grounded in the sort of nostalgia that can easily slip into doddering utopian arrogance. Thankfully, with a loose and lively tone, it exhibits a fondness for the period without being wholly dismissive of the intervening five decades. Based on […]