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The fourth presentation for the IU South Bend Director of School and Community Engagement begins tonight. This is a new position that seeks to broaden the mission of the Civil Rights Heritage Center to include a focus on the linkage between Indiana University South Bend students, faculty and staff and community in which we live. Join us tonight – evaluation forms will be available at each presentation.
Four candidates are up for the position of Director of School and Community Engagement. This is a new position that seeks to broaden the mission of the Civil Rights Heritage Center to include a focus on the linkage between Indiana University South Bend students, faculty and staff and community ...
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The 2nd candidate for @IUSouthBend Dir. of Community and School Engagement & @CivilRightsIUSB Dir. presents tonight! http://ow.ly/IjtqN
Three candidates are up for the position of Director of School and Community Engagement. This is a new position that seeks to broaden the mission of the Civil Rights Heritage Center to include a focus on the linkage between Indiana University South Bend students, faculty and staff and community ...
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We launch Michiana Memory's African American history section in one hour! Can't wait to show you! http://ow.ly/Hw76n
The St. Joseph County Public Library teamed up with the Civil Rights Heritage Center to launch an exciting new website. “Michiana Memory – Civil Rights and African American History Collection” brings together hundreds of documents and photographs for the first time ever.
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Today's the big day! Michiana Memory launches tonight at 6pm! http://ow.ly/Hw76n
The St. Joseph County Public Library teamed up with the Civil Rights Heritage Center to launch an exciting new website. “Michiana Memory – Civil Rights and African American History Collection” brings together hundreds of documents and photographs for the first time ever.
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On Tuesday, SJCPL and CRHC launches a new website for Civil Rights and African American history – join us to see it first! http://ow.ly/HSVLW
The St. Joseph County Public Library teamed up with the Civil Rights Heritage Center to launch an exciting new website. “Michiana Memory – Civil Rights and African American History Collection” brings together hundreds of documents and photographs for the first time ever.
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Getting ready to welcome hundreds of guests for #MLK @SouthBend150 "Discover... South Bend Landmarks." Visit us and 15+ others for free!
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Head @DTSouthBend and take a @SBTranspo shuttle to learn SB's civil rights and Af-Am history for #SB150. All free! http://ow.ly/HcYGt
Discover… South Bend hopes to reach South Bend residents and visitors alike, so that everyone can discover South Bend's history, notable attributes, and future promise. The series starts in January, when the public is invited to Discover... South Bend Landmarks.
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The 3rd candidate for @IUSouthBend Dir. of Community and School Engagement & @CivilRightsIUSB Dir. presents tonight! http://ow.ly/Ijtuk
Three candidates are up for the position of Director of School and Community Engagement. This is a new position that seeks to broaden the mission of the Civil Rights Heritage Center to include a focus on the linkage between Indiana University South Bend students, faculty and staff and community ...
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The first candidate for @IUSouthBend Dir. of Community and School Engagement & @CivilRightsIUSB Dir. begins tonight! http://ow.ly/Ijs5i
Three candidates are up for the position of Director of School and Community Engagement. This is a new position that seeks to broaden the mission of the Civil Rights Heritage Center to include a focus on the linkage between Indiana University South Bend students, faculty and staff and community ...
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Ball State's Dr. Nicole Etcheson speaks today on Civil War soldiers of color – all for Michiana Memory launch! http://ow.ly/HSVnx
Ball State University's Dr. Nicole Etcheson will present a compelling talk on Civil War soldiers of color in Putnam County, Indiana. Her talk is part of a launch event for a new web partnership between the St. Joseph County Public Library and the Civil Rights Heritage Center.
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We launch a new Civil Rights and Af-Am history website tomorrow! Come join us to check it out! http://ow.ly/Hw6Ux
The St. Joseph County Public Library teamed up with the Civil Rights Heritage Center to launch an exciting new website. “Michiana Memory – Civil Rights and African American History Collection” brings together hundreds of documents and photographs for the first time ever.
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Interesting lecture on soldiers of color in Putnam County, Indiana, during the Civil War. Join us – free! http://ow.ly/HSVjs
Ball State University's Dr. Nicole Etcheson will present a compelling talk on Civil War soldiers of color in Putnam County, Indiana. Her talk is part of a launch event for a new web partnership between the St. Joseph County Public Library and the Civil Rights Heritage Center.
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The history of a segregated swimming pool shows how our past informs issues of race and diversity today.
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When it opened in 1922, the Engman Public Natatorium was the largest indoor swimming pool in the state of Indiana. At the time, African Americans were moving into northern cities like South Bend in record numbers. In spite of this, and likely because of it, the leaders of this so-called "public" pool chose to exclude, and then segregate against people of color for almost thirty years. 

The history of the Natatorium's racist past and its transformation into the Indiana University South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center is a story of hope, a story of courage, and a story important enough for all to hear.