Indianapolis recognizes and celebrates the history of diverse Southside neighborhood

Published: December 7, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS -- A three-year partnership between Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis facultyand students in the Department of Anthropology, and African-American and Jewish residents formerly of Indianapolis’ Southside neighborhood, will culminate in two important events this month.

At 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, in the Public Assembly Room of the City-County Council Building, District 19 City County Council member Jeff Miller will read a resolution commending the spirit of cooperation that characterized the relationship between the former African-American and Jewish communities of Southside from the early1900s through the 1960s, when they not only lived side by side in the neighborhood but shared deep bonds of friendship.

From 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, former community residents, students and others will gather at the Jewish Community Center, 6701 Hoover Road, to celebrate the release of “The Neighborhood of Saturdays: Memories of a Multi-Ethnic Neighborhood on Indianapolis’ Southside.”  The book recounts the history of Southside as told through the eyes of the African-American and Jewish people who lived in that community.

The above is exerpted from a press release which is available in it's entirety on our Neighborhood of Saturdays collection page.  Click the tab for "News About the Collection".

Last updated by lcalvert on 12/17/2012