Tuesday, February 3, 2009

History on the Landscape, II

Since it came to my attention that there are no women represented in any of Indiana's national historical markers, I have been thinking the obvious thought- why not? In Indianapolis it would seem to be a natural choice to erect a marker for Madame C J Walker. We have the Walker Theater building, but why not enhance the historic perspective of the casual visitor with an informative marker?

The more I thought of this I became more upset at the omission. There are plenty of groups or individuals, I would think, who would be interested in seeing such a national marker created. I will not retell here the history of this remarkable woman, but her place in Indianapolis should certainly be fortified in the public domain with as much as possible, rather than with the oral tradition we seem to be reliant upon.

Live Well.