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Indiana Black Expo announces 50th anniversary plans

Posted at 1:28 PM, Nov 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 08:57:17-05

INDIANAPOLIS — There is a big year ahead for the Indiana Black Expo.

The organization disclosed its plans for its 50th anniversary Saturday. Community members turned out to provide input for the year-long celebrations.

"It's going to take the entire community, everyone working together, to make sure that we're viable for another 50 years," Jennifer Darby, Indiana Black Expo vice president of advancement and programs, said.

The addition of an Expo Fest in June and the move of the corporate luncheon to Lucas Oil Stadium from the Indiana Convention Center are among the big changes.

Overall, organizers said the events will be focused on heritage, culture and pride.

Leaders also said the Indiana Black Expo is committed to the free concert on the American Legion Mall. Another new event being added is a 50th anniversary gala at the Indiana Convention Center on July 18.

"It's important that we as a village take care of our young people and come out and take part in everything that the Indiana Black Expo actually presents to the community," Darby said.