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What Happened at Benham West

Hosted by Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

Watch a documentary that examines the history of Benham West, an African American neighborhood in Elkhart that thrived in the early 20th century but was cleared as part of “urban renewal” efforts in the 1970s.

November 29
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Goshen Theater
218 S. Main St.
Goshen, IN 46526

Event Details

The documentary film What Happened at Benham West: African American Stories of Community, Displacement, and Hope screens at the Goshen Theater on Wednesday, November 29, at 6:30 p.m. The film contains interviews with 17 elders from Elkhart about their experience of the Benham West neighborhood, which was cleared by the city in the 1970s. This free event is organized by Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary with support from the Goshen College Center for Community Engagement.

For more information, visit www.benhamwestproject.com or call 574.296.6242.