Presence, Pride, and Passion: Black History in McLean County with Jeff Woodard and Hannah Johnson. Join Museum staff for an exploration of the founding of the Bloomington-Normal Black History Project (BNBHP) and the ways that local Black history, both preserved and in the making, continues to inform and inspire programming for learners of all ages.
From the arrival of the first African Americans in McLean County in 1835 to the present, the growth and development of the Bloomington-Normal community has been influenced by the activities and efforts of its Black citizens. In 1982, the BNBHP, under the leadership of Dr. Mildred Pratt, was founded to preserve the tangible evidence of this impact through the collection of oral histories (numbering in the 80s), archival materials, and objects.
To register for this paid program in collaboration with Continuing Education at Heartland Community College, click here. Cost is $15. Capacity is limited to 20 participants. Program will be presented at Heartland Community College (WDC 2004 Classroom).