Black in Indiana by Eunice Brewer-Trotter

Art Spaces’ Annual Luncheon

Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 12:00pm

The Country Club of Terre Haute

57 Allendale, Terre Haute, IN 47802

Reservations are required, and you may make your reservations here or mail a check to Art Spaces at 669 Ohio Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807.

$50.00 per person or $380.00 per table of eight (single check/cash payments only, please)

Fair Market Value per person is $22.30

Art Spaces invites you to join us for an elegant spring luncheon and an opportunity to gather with friends, coworkers and other community members in a festive spring setting. This year’s speaker is Eunice Brewer-Trotter, the author of Black in Indiana.

Eunice Trotter is from a pioneer Black family with roots in Indiana dating back to the late 1790s. She attended public schools in Indianapolis and worked her way through college. She holds journalism undergraduate degrees and an MBA.

Eunice began working at The Indianapolis Recorder during her high school years, and in 1987 purchased controlling interest of that newspaper, which is one of the oldest African American newspapers in the country. She was the first African American editor at The Indianapolis Star, and held editing or reporting positions at several other newspapers, including The New York Post, Florida Today, the Palm Beach Post and the Lafayette Journal and Courier. She has won numerous reporting and writing awards and in 2017 was inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame.

Eunice is currently the director of Indiana Landmark’s Black Heritage Preservation Program. She recently published her first book, Black in Indiana, which received a first place award from the Indiana Press Women’s Club. The book also won first place in the National Federation of Press Women’s Competition.

Black in Indiana

Life for Blacks in Southern Indiana in the 1820s could be brutal, but Mary Bateman Clark’s victorious lawsuit helped advance change. Written by Mary Bateman Clark’s great, great, great granddaughter, Eunice Brewer-Trotter, Black in Indiana is a must-read which looks beyond typical stories about slavery. The book includes genealogical information about numerous African American families in Knox County, Indiana before 1820.

Eunice’s book, Black in Indiana, is available for purchase on Amazon. Click here to purchase your copy.

Thank you to our event sponsor, The Hometown Savings Bank!

*Images courtesy of Eunice Trotter*

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