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Local historian to speak on Floyd County’s African American history16th February 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Contrary to popular belief, the Underground Railroad in Floyd County was not led by white abolitionists. It was driven mainly by a vibrant, rooted and well-connected African American community in New Albany, Louisville and Floyds Knobs, with the assistance of anti-slavery whites, including people of faith and German immigrants, many …

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The Past Is Present: History students and professor attend national conference25th September 2015

NEW ALBANY, Ind. — For two days in September, IU Southeast undergraduates Joseph Simon and Lowell Simpson, along with their teacher, assistant professor Elizabeth Gritter, Ph.D., represented their department and university at the annual meeting of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) in Louisville, Ky. The AASLH meeting brought over 850 leading …

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IU Southeast institute sponsoring oral history workshop1st February 2012

NEW ALBANY, IN (Jan. 31, 2012) – The Indiana University Southeast Institute for Local and Oral History is sponsoring the workshop “Oral History in Community Perspective” on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. The emphasis of the workshop will be on the fundamental skills and knowledge required to make effective use of oral history to develop community history programs and to preserve the memories of local citizens.

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