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Evansville in Vanderburgh County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Evansville African American Museum Founderís Marker

Remember & Reflect

 
 
Evansville African American Museum Founderís Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 16, 2021
1. Evansville African American Museum Founderís Marker Marker
Inscription.  
"The reason I asked EHA for the deed to a building in Lincoln Gardens was the fond memories I had of Lincoln Gardens and Lincoln Avenue. In the Spring of 1997 I took a missionary trip to Africa were I visited an area where a community of Black people lived. And because of Apartheid the Europeans destroyed it completely. When I returned to Evansville I learned there were plans to eliminate and completely destroy Lincoln Gardens and the businesses on Lincoln Avenue. I thought 25-30 years from now our children and the next generation would not know there had been great families, businesses and a whole community that had lived and thrived here."

Sondra L. Matthews
Founder

And that is how it beganÖ
 
Erected 2013 by Evansville African American Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCharity & Public WorkEducationWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1997.
 
Location. 37° 58.227′ N, 87° 33.402′ W. Marker is in Evansville, Indiana,

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in Vanderburgh County. Marker is at the intersection of Garvin Street and Lincoln Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Garvin Street. The marker stands at the Evansville African American Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 579 S Garvin St, Evansville IN 47713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln Gardens (a few steps from this marker); Charlie Wiggins (a few steps from this marker); Home of Johnson Duncan Cox (approx. half a mile away); Lucia E. Blount (approx. half a mile away); Wabash and Erie Canal (approx. 0.6 miles away); John W. Boehne Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); Refugee Camp (approx. 0.7 miles away); Home of Matthew W. Foster (approx. ĺ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Evansville.
 
Evansville African American Museum Founderís Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 16, 2021
2. Evansville African American Museum Founderís Marker Marker
Evansville African American Museum Founderís Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 16, 2021
3. Evansville African American Museum Founderís Marker Marker
Evansville African American Museum Founderís Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 16, 2021
4. Evansville African American Museum Founderís Marker Marker
portrait on the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 27, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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