Breaking the Color Barrier: Bloomington's Firsts Exhibit

  • June 4, 2018 - October 12, 2018
  • Recurring every week day
  • Monroe County History Center
  • 202 E. 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • (812) 332-2517
  • 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • $2 adults, $1 students, free for members

The Monroe County History Center's new exhibit "Breaking the Color Barrier: Bloomington’s Firsts" celebrates the triumphs of Bloomington’s African American citizens and the vast accomplishments achieved throughout the county’s two hundred years. The exhibit runs until October 12, 2018 and is open to the public.

The exhibit features 29 citizens dating from 1870 to present and includes such notable firsts as Marcellus Neal, the first African America graduate of Indiana University, Bill Garrett, first African American to play basketball at IU and in the Big Ten Conference, and Elizabeth Bridgwaters, Bloomington’s first African American school board member to name a few.

Breaking the Color Barrier: Bloomington's Firsts Exhibit