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Paul Bean

Paul Bean

Paul Bean is a 2017 graduate of Indiana University, where he studied U.S. history and English. Writing is his passion, and he hopes to one day do it full time. When not writing or working, he reads voraciously and has the not-so-bad habit of buying more books than he’s capable of reading. Paul has traveled all over the United States, visited ten national parks, and driven thousands of miles. Bloomington is his home for now, but he has dreams of moving abroad and jump-starting his writing career.

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The Borland Barn: Preserved Relic of a Bygone Time

In an ever-growing and -changing city, much of its heritage gets lost, along with the stories that go with it. While barns might have been common throughout what is now the Bloomington city limits, only a few such structures remain. Writer Paul Bean found one such barn and the onetime prominent Bloomington family who built it. Click here to read more.

Tuskegee Airmen at 1940s Hoosier Airfield Played Role in Military Desegregation

In 1948, President Truman signed an executive order that desegregated the U.S. military. While protests against segregation had occurred for years across the country, a nonviolent act of disobedience by 100 African American officers at an Army base in Seymour, Indiana, reportedly contributed to Truman’s decision. This protest, writer Paul Bean says, is often mischaracterized as an "uprising" or "mutiny." Click here to read the full story.

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