Hidden History: EAAM preserves African American history

Evansville is home to one of the most extensive collections of black history in the Midwest.

The Evansville African American Museum is located in the last of the former Lincoln Garden Project buildings, constructed during the Franklin Roosevelt administration in the 1930's.

The museum has a new executive director, Ashley Jordan, who says her first impression of the building was that it was a living learning community.

“You can touch history here in Evansville... and I like being here in this town because it's still here. It's still viable and it's still present today and we are responsible for preserving the stories. But we can see the community as an outreach of what we have on display here and that's what I like about this exhibit,” said Jordan.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 12, 2018)


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