On September 17, 2020, the Monroe County History Center presented “A Historical Perspective on Race and Racism in Our Community,” in partnership with Leadership Bloomington-Monroe County.
Watch the program online here:
Things to Read Online:
“Monroe County’s Firsts: Breaking the Color Barrier”, an online History Center exhibit
Things to Read in Print:
A Time to Speak: A Brief History of the Afro-Americans of Bloomington, Indiana
1865-1965 by Frances V. Halsell Gilliam (1985)
Things to Watch:
Things to Listen to:
“Mrs. Buchanan’s Period of Adjustment” – an episode of the Revisionist History Podcast that looks at the long-term impacts of school integration on Black teachers and students
“40 Acres” – an episode of “On the Media” that examines how the housing system within the US has discriminated against Blacks for decades.
1619 Podcast that examines the history of slavery within the United States
Uncivil: Historical Podcast on Slavery and the Civil War