In this report, Department of Administration Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Officer Thomas E. Parker, Jr. summarizes the details and results of a racial discrimination charge against the Department of Administration by Linda Triplett and Karen Meurer.
In the spring of 1985, Mayor Hudnut appeared on several television shows defending the city of Indianapolis' affirmative action policies against a suit filed by the Department of Justice. Hudnut received hundreds of letters like this one, both those in favor of and opposed to affirmative action, from citizens in Indiana and across the country.
This flyer advertises a Black Panther rally at Military Park in Indianapolis on August 17, 1969 to combat what the party views as fascism in Indiana. The flyer invites all people concerned about oppressed people to attend the rally, although it has strong criticism for the Progressive Labor Party.
Abdulrasheed, an African American citizen in Indianapolis, writes to Mayor Hudnut about the shooting of Michael Taylor. Abdulrasheed references unrest in other cities and the 1969 riots on Indiana Avenue and says that he hopes Hudnut will help to bring out the truth in this case.
Mayor Hudnut writes to Brady Williams, Acting U.S. District Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, to confirm his willingness to conduct an independent investigation into the shooting death of Michael Taylor through the FBI and the Justice Department.
This unsigned document addressed to Mayor Hudnut, Director of Public Safety Richard Blankenbaker, and IPD Chief Paul Annee provides a list of demands for changes in Indianapolis law enforcement following the Michael Taylor shooting.
This WFBM editorial discusses the plan approved by the Indianapolis School Board to integrate the city's high schools. The editorial board comes out in favor of the integration plan but also acknowledges some of the chief objections to the plan.
Pinckney writes that Indianapolis' reputation for being free from serious racial issues is being put to the test by the challenge of school desegregation. He asks for the recipient's support in ensuring the desegregation plan outlined by the courts is implemented in a peaceful manner.