• The Blackness of Noir: Easy Rawlins and the Limits of the White Anti-Hero
    April 27 6:00pm
    Please join  Benjamin Balthaser and Darryl Heller as they discuss Walter Mosley's world of violence , crime and the reluctant private eye Easy Rawlins.  The Civil Rights Heritage Center, 6:00 will be a perfect setting to enjoy clips from classic film noir and learn about this suspenseful  and ground-breakin more »
  • IU Historical Marker Program Spring 2017 Nomination Deadline
    May 05 12:00am
    The Indiana University Historical Marker Program notes significant people, places, events, and organizations that have had an extraordinary impact on the university, state, nation, and world. The markers are visually appealing and are installed on campus and at off-campus heritage sites where appropriate. The public is welcome to submit more »
  • Race ‘Riots’ and Racial Violence
    May 11 6:00pm
    This lecture will explore the use of racial violence to enforce and maintain a white economic and social power structure in the United States. Through an unflinching discussion of lynching and other extra-legal mob activity, the lecture will invite participants to examine the role that racial violence played in mobilizing resistance to Jim Crow, more »
  • Black Women and the Foundation of the Civil Rights Movement
    May 25 6:00pm
    This lecture will explore the contribution of Black women in the early stages of the Civil Rights Movement. It will particularly focus on Ida B. Wells, Ella Baker, and Septima Clark. Although the contribution of these women has not been given the credit it deserves, this lecture will provide an opportunity to discuss the centrality of Black wome more »
April 23 - 29, 2017