Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Black History Month Maps Program in Muncie

Great Escapes: 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 Thursday, February 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts in downtown Muncie.

The class, Heroes of Black History: Great Escapes, will use maps to chronicle the stories of men and women who escaped from slavery in the South prior to the Civil War, including Frederick Douglass, Eliza Harris, and Margaret Garner, whose story inspired the Toni Morrison novel Beloved.  A map about the best known “conductor” of the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman, will also be featured.  And attendees can learn about how Henry “Box” Brown earned his nickname.

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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