Redlining in American cities lecture coming to the History Museum

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The History Museum in South Bend will be hosting a lecture on redlining in American cities at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 14.

Organizers say Dianne Pinderhughes, Notre Dame Presidential Faculty Fellow and the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Professor of Africana Studies and Political Science, will present the lecture “Redlining in American Cities."

General admission is $5 per person, and $3 for members. Organizers say seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended.

They can be made online at

"Redlining was a practice used to deny predominantly African American families from building and buying homes in certain neighborhoods, essentially segregating areas throughout the country, including South Bend," organizers of the lecture said.

Before and after the lecture, guests can tour the exhibit "Undesign the Red Line" and visit the Worker’s Home, now interpreted as a 1950s African American residence.

"The Worker’s Home interpretation and its associated programs have been made possible, in part, with support from AEP Foundation through Indiana Michigan Power, Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, Schurz Foundation, University of Notre Dame, The Doshi Family Fund, Marvin Curtis, Anna & Sam Milligan, Tina Patton, Nancy Coughlin, and Gabrielle Robinson," organizers said.

For information, call (574) 235-9664, ext. 6256 or visit

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