MEDIA ADVISORY: Vincennes University to host Harvest of (Black) History Knox County

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February 20, 2024


Celebrate local Knox County black history and take a visual journey through the eyes of Knox County’s 20th-century black life in Knox County, Indiana. Longtime residents of Knox County and those who have ventured out and returned will share family and individual photos and stories of the black experience from the early 1900s through the turn of the century. Learn about local legends like Cap Embry and historical institutions like Second Baptist and Dunbar School. This event promises to be both engaging and informative.

Admission is free. The event is open to the public and the media is invited. Refreshments will be served.

VU Professor and Legacy Club BSU Co-Advisor Tyson Sims and VU students are available for interviews.


Vincennes University Legacy Club Black Student Union

Vincennes University Shircliff Gallery of Art

Knox County Public Library

Knox County Black History Preservation Project


Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, 6-7 p.m. (ET)


Vincennes University Shircliff Gallery of Art

Shircliff Humanities Center

130 E. Harrison St.

Room A109

Vincennes, IN 47591


Parking is available in the Harrison St. lot between 1st and 2nd streets


Marcia Martinez

Director of Public Relations, News and Social Media

University Relations

Phone: 812-888-4164 office, 314-599-1519 cell


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