Eunice Trotter’s Book reveals hidden Hoosier History


Eunice Trotter was interviewed by Terrence Lambert  of The Indianapolis Recorder, who writes, “Eunice Trotter spent over 30 years tracing her ancestry. After she discovered all of this information, she asked herself, “What do I do with it?”
“Black in Indiana” follows Mary Bateman Clark, who, despite being free, found herself in another form of slavery — indentured servitude. She would go on to win a lawsuit that would outlaw the practice of indentured servitude in Indiana in 1821.

“To me, what this book is about is the foundation in this state for the earliest settlement of Black people,” she said. “I couldn’t think of a more fitting way to put that. So that’s why I said ‘Black in Indiana.’”

“All of our history is getting wiped out because we aren’t writing it ourselves,” Trotter said.

“Black in Indiana” was released Dec. 1, 2020, and is available at the Ujamaa Community Bookstore and online.”

Read the full article by Terrence Lambert:

And Kudos to Eunice on the book awards! She writes, “Black in Indiana” won 1st place in National Federation of Press Women competition. Yippie.”

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