Lois Clark

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By IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Lois Clark is a tireless advocate for peace and justice. For four decades she served with the local Head Start, educating scores of children. As Mayor Pete Buttigieg put it when he honored Lois in 2013,"She has made an incalculable impact." But many in South Bend recognize her as one of the people who stand, or in Lois’ case, sit, on a downtown street corner protesting war. She hold signs that say “honk for peace,” and patiently waits for passers-by to do so. When they do, Lois smiles and waves.

In 2016, Lois sat down with IU South Bend’s Dr. Monica Tetzlaff, Dr. Paul Mischler, and Jamie Morgan. They soaked up Lois’ wit and wisdom as she shared her philosophies on life, peace, and justice.

Want to learn more about South Bend’s history? View the photographs and documents that helped create it. Visit Michiana Memory at http://michianamemory.sjcpl.org/.

Listen to Lois' full oral history on Michiana Memory: http://michianamemory.sjcpl.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16827coll13/id/298

Title music, “History Explains Itself,” from Josh Spacek. Visit his page on the Free Music Archive, http://www.freemusicarchive.org/.

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