In spite of all of this, blacks continued to fight for their right to live and work in Indiana and, more importantly, show that they were good citizens and patriots. They and many white supporters fought, not with firearms, but with faith, peaceful assembly, and the determination to change unjust laws. In short, these early black settlers and others fought to help America fulfill its promise toward “a more perfect union.” That fight, though different in many ways, is still going on.
I’ve barely turned a pebble here, but for those who are interested, “Black Hoosiers” are good keywords to begin with. Until next week ...
Have a nice day.
Anderson resident Primus Mootry is a retired school teacher. His column appears Wednesdays in The Herald Bulletin.