Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Black History Month Maps Program in Muncie

Hidden Figures: Black History Month Maps Program in Muncie

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) will be presenting a program featuring maps celebrating Black History Month.  The program will be on Tuesday, February 28 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts in downtown Muncie.

The class, Hidden Figures: Celebrating the Untold Stories of Black History, will feature custom maps created by the GRMC.  The maps depict the lives of some of the lesser known figures and events in African American history, including maps about civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer (above, click to enlarge), fashion designer Ann Lowe, the civil rights movement in Indiana, the use of the popular “Green Books,” and the life of Muncie leader Hurley Goodall.

The class is free and open to the public.  The Cornerstone Center for the Arts is located at 520 East Main Street, and the program is in the Colonnade Room.  Free parking is available on the north side of the building.

For more information, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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