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The Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration is a 10-day event showcasing the African-American culture through variety of events all over Indianapolis. The event is a fundraising scheme for the charity and humanitarian projects implemented for African-American people not only in the state of Indiana, but all over the United States.

The first Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration was held in 1971 in the Indiana State Fairgrounds. It was just a two-day event then, but an overwhelming 50,000 people attended the celebration. This event was started and still being organized until today by the Indiana Black Expo, Inc. as a way of celebrating the history, culture and achievements of the African-American race all over the country.

Since the event continuously grew larger and larger in attendance of people, its venue was moved from the Indiana State Fairgrounds to the Indianapolis Convention Center only after a year since its first successful event. The biggest Summertime Celebration event recorded was in 2006 where 350,000 people attended the event.

Aside from the main affairs often done in the Indianapolis Convention Center, there are also side events held in different places all over Indianapolis. Locals and other African-Americans from other states go over to Indiana just to join this annual celebration. There are educational and fun activities for kids while there are wellness and business workshops for adults. There are also art exhibits and art displays which depict the colorful history of their race. Some events of the Summertime Celebration feature African-American famous artists. Prominent and successful African-American personalities also join some events as their way of sharing their success.
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