Merriam Webster dictionary defines “Hoosier” as a native or resident of Indiana.
But what does it really mean?
Indiana University is the alma mater of many iconic and influential
students. But two of the most important people to walk this campus left
their legacy a century ago. Indiana removed a prohibition from its Constitution in the 1870s,
allowing African Americans the right to an education. Not long after,
they began to attend college. Marcellus Neal and Frances Marshall were the first African Americans to receive a degree from IU.