Conversations in African American History

202421mar6:00 pm7:30 pmConversations in African American History6:00 pm - 7:30 pm(GMT-04:00) Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46202CategoryAdults OnlyFilterFree

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A monthly conversation with historians, researchers, and educators to discuss topics related to Indiana’s African American heritage. Sponsored by Indiana Landmarks’ Black Heritage Preservation Program, Indiana Humanities, IUPUI Africana Studies, and Association of the Study of African American Life and History Joseph Taylor Branch.

“Recovering the History of Norwood”
Our speaker for the month of March will be Kaila Austin, local historian and artist. Her presentation will introduce us to the Norwood neighborhood and its partner community, Barrington, both located in the Southeast quadrant of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Established by US Colored Troop Veterans during the Reconstruction period (1867-1877), Norwood and Barrington are two of the oldest, descendant-maintained African American communities in the United States. Ms. Austin will present aspects of the history of the Indiana 28th Regiment and their Kentucky counterparts during the years of the Civil War and the nearly two centuries of work the descendant community has done to maintain their ancestral homes.


(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm(GMT-04:00)



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