Monday, September 24, 2012

143. Indiana Landmarks/African-American Event, Sept. 30

    African-American roots go way back in Indiana, and Indiana Landmarks has been working to preserve significant sites in that history. This meeting could feature some things important to you! It's free and open to the public; all it needs is a little RSVP.

African American Initiative Celebrates 20th Anniversary,  Sept. 30
 
Media contacts: Tina Connor, Exec. Vice President, tconnor@indianalandmarks.org or Mark Dollase, Vice President of Preservation Services, mdollase@indianalandmarks.org, 317-639-4534
 
For twenty years, Indiana Landmarks’ African American Landmarks Committee has made grants and celebrated places significant in African American heritage. On September 30, the organization celebrates the anniversary with an illustrated review, a panel discussion and a reception at Indiana Landmarks Center.
 
Stanley Warren, past chair of the African American Landmarks Committee, will moderate the panel discussion on preservation initiatives, the committee’s work and the community’s role in saving and maintaining significant places. Warren is an emeritus professor at DePauw University.
 
Participants in the panel discussion include:
Maxine Brown, Founder and Chairperson, Leora Brown School, Inc. and State Co-Chair, Indiana Freedom Trails, Inc.; Mark Dollase, Vice President of Preservation Services, Indiana Landmarks; James Glass, Ph.D., Director, Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer; Dona Stokes-Lucas, President and State Co-Chair, Indiana Freedom Trails, Inc.; and Kisha Tandy, Assistant Curator of Social History, Indiana State Museum.
 
The committee invites people at the event to report on endangered places and “unsung” sites that need help. The event, 2-4 p.m. at Indiana Landmarks
 

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