How will you be remembered? This October, the Ivy Tech Library calls upon the departed influential Fort Wayne residents to tell their stories.
Meet Alice Hamilton, a medical doctor from the early 20th century, whose advocacy for workers’ rights proved crucial in industrial poison legislation. Consider Frances Slocum, known as an 18th century Delaware captive, who later in life leveraged her story to prevent the removal of her adopted community from Indiana. You are likely already familiar with Philo Farnsworth and Carole Lombard, but what about Henry Cannady, who selflessly helped former slaves escape through the Underground Railroad?
Many irreplaceable community members are those whose stories demand reevaluation of norms taken for granted, lives buried by nefarious or apathetic forces. Whose voice would you resurrect? Who would you give peace? Who would you condemn? Find them all at Ivy Tech Library.