April 06, 2015

April 06, 2015

Black History: African-American settlement | IndyStar

“Former slaves, encountering pre-Civil War oppression in Indiana, sought to declare their independence by forming their own communities. They left urban areas for rural settings, living out their dreams of buying land and finding refuge from economic, social and political bias.

By 1860, there were more than 60 black settlements in Indiana, including many whose nicknames defined their purpose: “Colored Freedom” was the moniker for Dubois County’s Pinkston community. ”