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African American Genealogy Workshop

One State/One Story Community Read: All That She Carried

2024-05-25 11:00:00 2024-05-25 12:00:00 America/New_York African American Genealogy Workshop Join us to learn about African American genealogy with presenters Eunice Trotter, director of The Black Heritage Preservation program, and local African American griot Verge "Brother Sage" Gillam. Main Library - Community Learning Center - Classroom B

Saturday, May 25
11:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-25 11:00:00 2024-05-25 12:00:00 America/New_York African American Genealogy Workshop Join us to learn about African American genealogy with presenters Eunice Trotter, director of The Black Heritage Preservation program, and local African American griot Verge "Brother Sage" Gillam. Main Library - Community Learning Center - Classroom B

Join us to learn about African American genealogy with presenters Eunice Trotter, director of The Black Heritage Preservation program, and local African American griot Verge "Brother Sage" Gillam.

Indiana Humanities’ One State / One Story program invites Hoosiers to engage deeply with a book as part of a statewide conversation tied to our current theme. During One State / One Story, we support communities in coming together to read and talk about this amazing work of historical inquiry.

Verge "Brother Sage" Gillam's long-standing interest in sharing his knowledge about African American history has impacted thousands. In 1990 in South Bend, he started a community-wide Kwanzaa celebration and the Black Man Think Tank. A sought-after lecturer on African American history, he has given presentations about the Underground Railroad and other topics at area elementary and high schools as well as colleges, universities, museums, and numerous other forums. Gillam served as the first social worker at the Tolsen Center in Elkhart, the executive director of the Urban League and the Equal Employment Opportunity officer for the Indiana Department of Transportation. He hosted “Providing Options” on WSBT radio and WSBT television and has mentored many young people through the years. He graduated from a Historically Black College and attended economic development training at an Ivy League university. Gillam is married to Charlotte Pfeifer, a community activist and a former South Bend Common Council member. Both sides of his family came to Michigan via the Underground Railroad.

Eunice Trotter is from a pioneer Black family with roots in Indiana dating back to the late 1790s. She attended public schools in Indianapolis and worked her way through college. She holds journalism undergraduate degrees and an MBA. She is former owner of The Indianapolis Recorder, which is one of the oldest African American newspapers in the country. She was the first African American editor at The Indianapolis Star and has 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 has won numerous reporting and writing awards and in 2017 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. She 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.

Indiana Humanities’ One State / One Story program invites Hoosiers to engage deeply with a book as part of a statewide conversation tied to our current theme. During One State / One Story, we support communities in coming together to read and talk about this amazing work of historical inquiry.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Civic Engagement | Books & Authors |

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Main Library - Community Learning Center


Hours
We're closed Wednesday June 19
We're closed Sunday June 23 due to Summer Sunday
Mon, Jun 17 8:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jun 18 8:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 19 Closed
Thu, Jun 20 8:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jun 21 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jun 22 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 23 Closed
(Summer Sunday)

Upcoming events

Thu, Jun 20, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Leighton Auditorium,Auditorium Lobby,Ballroom (A+B Combined)

Thu, Jun 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Classroom A

Fri, Jun 21, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Classroom B
Registration is now closed

Sat, Jun 22, 9:30am - 11:00am
Classroom B

Wed, Jun 26, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom (A+B Combined),Richard Pfeil Family Courtyard

Wed, Jun 26, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Ballroom (A+B Combined)

Thu, Jun 27, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Classroom A

Fri, Jun 28, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Classroom B
Registration is now closed

Fri, Jun 28, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Auditorium Lobby,Leighton Auditorium

Mon, Jul 01, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Classroom B

Canceled
Tue, Jul 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Wed, Jul 03, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom (A+B Combined),Richard Pfeil Family Courtyard

Wed, Jul 03, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Ballroom (A+B Combined)

Mon, Jul 08, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Classroom E

Wed, Jul 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom (A+B Combined),Richard Pfeil Family Courtyard

Wed, Jul 10, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Classroom E

Thu, Jul 11, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Classroom A

Mon, Jul 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Richard Pfeil Family Courtyard

Wed, Jul 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom (A+B Combined),Richard Pfeil Family Courtyard

Thu, Jul 18, 8:00am - 12:00pm
This event is full

Thu, Jul 18, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
This event is full

Thu, Jul 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Classroom A

Fri, Jul 19, 8:00am - 12:00pm
This event is full

Fri, Jul 19, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
This event is full