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History Deep Dives: Black Heritage Preservation with Eunice Trotter

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

The Carnegie Center and Indiana History Room of the Floyd County Library are pleased to offer “History Deep Dives,” a daytime history speaker series. Programs are held every other month on the 2nd Tuesday at the Carnegie Center for Art & History.

Join us this month as Eunice Trotter will be discussing the work she does as the Director of the Black Heritage Preservation Program with Indiana Landmarks.

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.

She 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. She recently published her first book, “Black in Indiana,” which has received state and national first-place awards.

She is now director of Indiana Landmark’s Black Heritage Preservation Program. Her job and her passion are to uncover, document and preserve Black heritage statewide.

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