Hoosier Heroes and the Struggle for Racial Justice
December 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Who are our heroes in the fight for racial justice? What are their connections to our hopes and struggles in the twenty-first
Jim Madison will survey racial injustice and prejudice in Indiana’s past and then spotlight a half dozen courageous heroes who challenged mainstream opinion to fight the good fight, even before the civil rights movement of the 1960s. PowerPoint slides will enhance understanding and conversation.
James H. Madison is the Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor Emeritus of History at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he was an award-winning teacher. His books include Eli Lilly: A Life; Slinging Doughnuts for the Boys: An American Woman in World War II; Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana; A Lynching in the Heartland: Race and Memory in America; and The Ku Klux Klan in the Heartland. He has spoken to dozens of libraries and public audiences across the state. Jim is the recipient of the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Lifetime Author Achievement Award and the Indiana Historical Society’s Living Legends Award.