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Civil Rights Heritage Center

Darryl HellerPictured | Darryl Heller, PhD | University of Chicago, 2012 | Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies; and Director, Civil Rights Heritage Center

Civil Rights Heritage Center

Darryl Heller, PhD | Director
1040 West Washington, South Bend, Indiana | (574) 307-6135 |

The IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center (CRHC) is a unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Located at 1040 W. Washington Street and housed in the former Engman Public Natatorium, the CRHC focuses on education, culture, and activism, and functions on multiple levels on behalf of IU South Bend and the larger Michiana community.

As an extension of the IU South Bend campus, the CRHC operates as a space for students, faculty, administrators, student organizations, and other university entities to meet, hold classes, and engage with the larger community. Faculty from various departments hold single class sessions as well as full semester courses at the CRHC, and several student organizations use the facility to hold meetings and events. Additionally, the CRHC serves as a model for the commitment IU South Bend has to community engagement through its relationships with institutions and organizations in South Bend, including municipal departments, area universities, and the arts community.

In keeping with the mission of IU South Bend as a public university, the CRHC sponsors or hosts a wide range of educational and cultural programming to engage the public in conversations on issues and concerns of local and national importance. There are regular speakers and panels on various topics, book and film discussions on a range issues, poetry and spoken word events, and student and community performances.

The CRHC also functions as a living museum that simultaneously preserves and honors past struggles for civil rights and social justice while initiating and supporting contemporary efforts to complete the effort to make justice a reality for all. This is accomplished by housing a permanent exhibition detailing the history of the civil rights struggle to transform the Engman Public Natatorium from a place that excluded and then segregated African Americans, into a space that is inclusive and welcoming to all. Working in conjunction with the Franklin D. Schurz Library, museum archival activities at the CRHC include collaborative efforts to gather and preserve oral histories, historical documents and artifacts, and other primary source materials that document the social, cultural, and political contributions of underrepresented communities.

Finally, the CRHC functions as a community resource for local grassroots activism. In this capacity, the CRHC provides space for meetings and participates in coalitions formed to address community issues and social justice concerns. This role highlights the commitment of IU South Bend to be an engaged campus and advances opportunities for students and faculty to interact with the community beyond the classroom.

The CRHC continues to be forward-looking while recognizing the role of the past in shaping our present world. Fully embodied as a component of the university while squarely located within the South Bend community, the CRHC is uniquely situated to serve as a bridge between the academy and the community to fulfill IU South Bend’s mission to educate and serve.

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2023-2024 Campus Bulletin
2022-2023 Campus Bulletin
2021-2022 Campus Bulletin
2020-2021 Campus Bulletin
2019-2020 Campus Bulletin
2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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