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Indiana Trailblazers: The civil rights struggle

Posted at 5:32 PM, Oct 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-02 17:32:57-04

INDIANAPOLIS – A civil rights documentary highlighting the struggles African Americans have faced on the road to equality premieres this weekend.

“Indiana Trailblazers” focuses on black Hoosiers who impacted Indiana before, during and after the Civil Rights Movement of the 20th century.

Clover Lane Media producer Archie Allen joined us to talk about some of the notable names in the documentary, including former RTV6 anchor and reporter Barbara Boyd. Boyd was the first black female TV newscaster in the Circle City.

Watch our video in the player above to get a preview of the documentary, which we urge you to watch at 4 p.m. this Sunday on WFYI Public Media (Channel 20.1).

The second part of the documentary airs the following Sunday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m. on WFYI.