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Join Indiana Humanities and local humanities scholars in the southwest quadrant of Monument Circle. Bring a lunch and listen to brief presentations from local experts on Indiana history and culture. Every Thursday from Sept. 7 through Oct. 19, stop by to reflect on fascinating Indiana topics, learn something new, and leave with a spark of appreciation for all that makes Indy unique. Presentations will be about 20 minutes long with plenty of time for discussion and Q&A after.
Preserving Hoosier Black Heritage with Eunice Trotter
Talk Description: This talk focuses on the work being done by the Indiana Landmarks Black Heritage Preservation Program to uncover, document and preserve Black heritage, both with and without physical sites. Audiences will receive a significant overview of Hoosier history and the role of African Americans in that history.
Bio: Eunice Trotter holds journalism undergraduate degrees and an MBA. She was the owner of The Indianapolis Recorder, the first African American editor at The Indianapolis Star and held editing or reporting positions at several other newspapers, including The New York Post, Florida Today, The Palm Beach Post and The Lafayette Journal and Courier. She was inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame. She recently published her first book, Black in Indiana, which has received state and national first-place awards. Eunice is now director of Indiana Landmark’s Black Heritage Preservation Program. Her job and her passion are to uncover, document and preserve Black heritage statewide.
About: Circle Side Chats is in partnership with Big Car Collaborative and SPARK. SPARK is a partnership with Downtown Indy, the City of Indianapolis, and the Indiana War Memorials Commission and funded by the Capital Improvements Board.