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Concerns about the future for young people, reflected in contemporary headlines, were equally prominent in Indianapolis a hundred years ago. Then, as now, children whose parents neglected or abandoned them posed a special problem. In the midst of rapid social change that seemed to threaten traditional family stability, a small corps of professionals and volunteers worked to provide a nurturing environment.
Ramsbottom, John D., "Searching for Their Real Home: Dependent Black Children in Indianapolis, 1910-1940" Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History / (Summer 2015): 34-43.
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