Janet Cheatham Bell (IU '64) will speak on "The Time and Place that Gave Me Life: African American Life in Indiana and at IU in the 1950s and '60s." The talk and accompanying book-signing take place 4:00-5:30 pm, Thurs., Apr. 11, Woodburn 100. The public is welcome.
Bell is a memoirist, editor, and entrepreneur. She used to live in Bloomington but has since moved to California to be closer to her son, the political humorist W. Kamau Bell. She will discuss her experiences of growing up in a segregated Indianapolis and attending IU at a time when campus life stood on the brink of great change. Her talk will also incorporate her impressions of the controversial Benton mural ("The Parks, the Circus, the Klan") that hangs in Woodburn 100.
Bell will also sign copies of her books, The Time and Place that Gave Me Life, and Mixed Marriage: A Memoir.