Friday, January 30, 2015

507. Irvington and Butler Honor Former Slave Family

Butler University Founder’s Day
Irvington Library
Monday, February 2, 2015
3:30 to 4:30 with remarks at 4 p.m.

          The enlarged and restored photograph of Gertrude Amelia Mahorney from the Class of 1887 composite will be unveiled with remarks of what has been discovered about her and her parents and grandparents.
          This is a most interesting family of early freed slaves who became abolitionists and movers and shakers in the post-war Negro convention movement. The research goes on.

          Steve Barnett, the Irvington historian, and Andrea Neal, who is doing a series of history articles for the Indiana Bicentennial, are expected to be in attendance. The public is most welcome.

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