February 26 Program: Mapping a People’s History of Redlands

The Redlands Area Historical Society, Inc.

Program Announcement


“Mapping a People’s History of Redlands”

Monday, February 26, 2024

7:00 p.m.

The Contemporary Club

173 S. Eureka Street, Redlands

The Redlands Area Historical Society celebrates Black History Month by inviting the leaders of a People’s History of the Inland Empire to share archives, maps and stories that bring Redlands’ Black (and Mexican American) history to life. We will share newly published maps, StoryMaps and archives that let us see patterns of settlement, segregation and community creation in the 20th century from A People’s History of the I.E. new website. Come see newly available digital archives of Redlands, migration maps, and StoryMaps.

A People’s History of the IE documents, preserves, and maps stories of community building, patterns of segregation, entrepreneurship, and organizing for civil rights among historic communities of color, working people, and LGBTQ+ individuals in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Our speakers coordinate this broader effort, working alongside community and family history keepers and other scholars and archivists throughout the I.E.

  • Jennifer Tilton is a professor at the University of Redlands teaching Ethnic Studies, who works closely with the Bridges Project to document Black history in the Inland Empire.
  • Cathy Gudis is a professor of Public History at the University California Riverside whose work documents the slow violence of the supply chain.
  • Audrey Maier works at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino, and wrote her Ph.D. on the history of Bryn Mawr.


Historical Society programs are free and open to the general public. To register to attend the meeting via Zoom please go to the following link: www.rahs.org/calendar