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Indiana Historical Society celebrates businesswoman Madam C.J. Walker

Exhibit celebrates Madam C.J. Walker

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indiana Historical Society is putting Madam C.J. Walker in the spotlight.

She was a native Hoosier who built a beauty empire in a tough time to become a successful businesswoman. The exhibit on Walker details her life from being born on a plantation and her job cleaning clothes as a teenager to the rise of her empire.

The society’s exhibit has pictures and videos about her life, and visitors can step back into 1915. The museum has actors in a room decorated just like it would have been over 100 years ago where visitors can discuss the time period and get questions answered about Walker.

Pieces of Walker’s legacy remain in Indianapolis. The Madam Walker Legacy Center, a former theater, is named for her.


Share your questions for city leaders ahead of WISH-TV’s ‘City in Crisis,’ a Crime Watch 8 special

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — WISH-TV is breaking down the trends of violence in the city.

On Tuesday at 6 p.m., we’ll gather the city’s top leaders, including representatives from the mayor’s office, IMPD, the Fraternal Order of Police and community groups across the city, during a Crime Watch 8 Special called “City in Crisis.”

We’re going to ask your questions directly to those city leaders. So let us know: If you could ask one question to your city leaders about how to reduce crime and violence in hopes of making Indianapolis a safer place, what would it be?

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On Tuesday at 6 p.m., WISH-TV is gathering the city’s top leaders to break down trends of violence in Indianapolis.So…

Posted by WISH-TV on Friday, February 21, 2020