BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION - FEBRUARY 2024
Every year, we celebrate Black History Month to honor the remarkable achievements and acknowledge the significant role and contributions of Black individuals in the United States.
Other Interesting Events
Thursday, January 26
"The book explores the history and culture of the Miami Indians, who have fought for many years to gain tribal status from the U.S. government. This volume will appeal to a general audience and serious students of tribal history interested in the experience of a North American Indian tribal community over three and a half centuries." EBOOK INFORMATION: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/hanover-ebooks/detail.action?docID=4751200. BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION: will be held in-person or via zoom beginning at 7:00 p.m. on the following dates: 1/26: Chapters 1-4, 2/23: Chapters 5-7, 3/23: Chapter 8-10, Afterword. Register here for the Miami Nation Book Club.
DARYL R. KARNS LECTURE: REV. MOSES BROYLES'S STRUGGLE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE & RACIAL EQUALITY (CFA)
Thursday, February 16
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join us at Hanover College's CFA on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. for an enlightening lecture by Dr. J. Michael Raley, a History professor. The lecture, titled "We Have a Right to Live in This Country": Reverend Moses Broyles and the Struggle for Social Justice and Racial Equality in Nineteenth-Century Indiana," is based on Dr. Raley's ongoing book project. It's a free event open to the public.
Rev. Moses Broyles was a prominent figure in Indiana's African-American religious, educational, political, and legal communities. However, no critical study of his life and contributions has been published. Dr. Raley's lecture will shed light on Broyles' life, summarizing his many contributions and presenting some of the latest findings.
Born a slave in Maryland around 1826, Broyles finally purchased his freedom in 1854 after 28 years of captivity. He taught at a private African American elementary school and served as the bi-vocational pastor of the Second Baptist Church for twenty-five years until he died in 1882. Under his leadership, Second Baptist Church experienced phenomenal growth and, in 1858, took the lead in founding the "Indiana Association of Colored Baptist Churches."
Broyles remained a fierce opponent of slavery and a determined activist who demanded equal rights and privileges for all African Americans as U.S. citizens. Dr. Raley's lecture will feature selections from Broyles' more critical speeches, sermons, and newspaper editorials. Don't miss this informative lecture. Register for the Daryl R. Karns Lecture now.