Eunice Trotter's ancestor/end to slavery

Dateline: Tue 12 Feb 2013

Here is a press release from former Indianapolis Star award-winning reporter and editor Eunice gives you a bit of an idea what she's been up to since she left Gannett:


“Mary Bateman Clark, A Woman of Colour and Courage” is the story of an African American woman in Knox County, Indiana who won a state Supreme Court decision in 1821 freeing her from indentured servitude. This Indiana Supreme Court case substantially contributed to the end of slavery in Indiana. It is history that has been buried in the archives of state records but uncovered through years of research by Eunice Trotter, the great, great, great granddaughter of Mary Bateman Clark.

On Feb. 21, 2013, WTIU, a PBS station in Bloomington, Indiana, will become the first to broadcast the recently completed documentary. Other PBS stations in Indiana will televise this documentary after March 1.  Please go to this link to see the video/trailer and other important information about this documentary:



WTIU Public Television [unverified] said:

Here's a trailer for the documentary:

2013-02-13 06:54:24

farmgirl [unverified] said:

Eunice is not only a great reporter, but also a great person. A worthy descendent of her multi-great grandmother, it appears.

2013-02-13 13:32:26

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