New African American Heritage Trail dedicated in Evansville

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EVANSVILLE, In. (WEHT) — The Evansville African American Museum and the City of Evansville Metropolitan Development dedicated the “African American Heritage Trail” on Wednesday afternoon.

The trail is a walking tour of the Lincoln avenue neighborhood once known as “Baptist Town.”

The stops include stories and landmarks to educate people about African American history and culture in Evansville.

Lincoln School, Liberty Baptist Church and the business district are listed on the trail.

The trail also makes sure that future generations — won’t have to search far to find out about their past.

“The history is just not a part of our education process,” says museum founder Sondra Matthews. “And so this is something where we have to have the initiative to do it at home, in the churches, and in the community.”

Brochures for the walking tour are available at the trail-head at the Evansville African American Museum.

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