Presidential Exhibit


Through Nov. 1/INDIANAPOLIS – “No Compact of Silence” at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, will focus on Black Civil Rights Advocates in the Harrison era. In 1888, Whitelaw Reid, who was Benjamin Harrison’s running mate for the upcoming presidential election, asked Harrison about his thoughts on black voting rights and the unrest and active suppression in the Southern States. Harrison replied, “I would not be willing myself to purchase the Presidency for a compact of silence upon this question. “This special exhibit highlights national and local Black civil rights activists during President Benjamin Harrison’s term in office (1889-1893). The exhibit is open to the public and included with general admission until Nov. 1. Find out more at


GDPR Cookie Consent with Real Cookie Banner