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African-American Life in Howard County

 

From the Civil War to 1890

 

African American LifeA Window on the Past project presents what is known about early African-American residents and their activities in Howard County in the late nineteenth century as found in local newspapers.

 

This project is a result of the Indiana Heritage Research Grant awarded to the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library in 1998. The grant was a joint award of the Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana Humanities Council, in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

The contents of this project are a reflection of the time and there has been no attempt to alter what was written during this early part of Howard County's history. As it is today, babies were born, couples married, and both young and old died. There was socializing, religious fervor, politics, crime and punishment, love and hatred, education and business as usual. There was racial prejudice and racial pride.

 

Presentation of this material is not intended to be offensive to anyone -- it is simply a window on the past.

 
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