Historical society event tonight to look back at local Black history

A reminder that the Bartholomew County Historical Society is hosting the third in its Evelyn Seward speaker series today with “Telling Our Story: The Black American’s Search for Freedom in Bartholomew County.”

That will be at 6 this evening at Helen Haddad Hall on Frankliln Street.

Brenda Pitts and Paulette Roberts will talk about the history of the Black Americans who came to Bartholomew County since the county’s start, why they came; and how their lives have changed over the decades.

Pitts and Roberts, along with others, worked to research and to prepare the local African Americans in Philanthropy exhibit and the Bartholomew Black History exhibit.

Admission is free and you are invited to attend.