Local History

Local History and Archives

The Civil Rights Heritage Center is committed to preserving and sharing the civil rights history of South Bend, Indiana, and its surrounding communities as part of the larger national narrative of activism among African Americans, Latinxs, LGBTQ, women, and additional marginalized and oppressed groups. The CHRC does so through educational initiatives such as our collection of local historical artifacts, our lending library, our oral history project, as well as our podcast.

Explore the history of South Bend and the United States from these online and in-person resources: