Evansville’s Civil Rights History Celebrated At African American Museum
When thinking about the Civil Rights Movement, Evansville isn't one the first cities that pops into you mind ... unless you LIVED here! So the Evansville African American Museum has set up some amazing interactive exhibits detailing the history of Civil Right in Evansville.
Evansville hasn't always been the city of love that it is today. Segregation, and racism on played at big part in the way people lived, WHERE people live, and whom they could live with! One of the the exhibits showcases the area that used to be known as BAPTISTTOWN during the 30's, 40's and 50's that was predominately black due to strict housing and zoning laws.
Evansville was also a stop on the UNDERGROUND RAILROAD during the late 1800's where freed slave would secretly come thanks to the kindness of some local residents that took extreme risks to help.
Take some and go visit the Evansville African American Museum and get to know your hometown a little better.