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Going Over All the Hurdles: A Life of Oatess Archey

May 8, 2008

The Indiana Historical Society Press announces the release of the newest book in its youth biography series:

Going over All the Hurdles: A Life of Oatess Archey, written by John A. Beineke, who lived in Marion and was one of Archey’s students, is the fifth volume in the IHS Press’s youth biography series. The book explores the career of Archey, the first African American to be elected sheriff in Indiana. Raised in Marion, Indiana, the young Archey and his loving family lived under the cloud of the notorious 1930 lynching. A star athlete, including winning the state championship in the high hurdles in 1955, Archey endured discrimination when he attempted to return to his hometown after college and tried to secure a teaching job with the Marion schools.

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