Southern Seeds to Northern Soils: A History of Free People of Color in Indiana

3102 E 276th St
Atlanta, IN 46031
Dates: June 29, 2023
Location: Roberts Chapel
Price: Free
  • Overview

    Get informed at this history panel about Indiana’s free people of color, their southern roots, migration and settlement in Indiana, the role faith played in their community life, and the importance of preserving history. Panelists include: Dr. Stephen Vincent, retired Associate Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and author of Southern Seed Northern Soil about Roberts Settlement; Dr. Warren Milteer, Associate Professor of History at George Washington University and author of two books about free people of color in the South; and Dr. Charlene Fletcher, the Curatorial Director at Conner Prairie and manager of Conner Prairie's newest experience, Promised Land as Proving Ground, centering on the faith traditions of Blacks in America. This moderated discussion, taking place where a past settlement of free people of color still has physical reminders left behind, will be an immersive experience.

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