Brother Sage, Juneteenth Luncheon, The History Museum
SOUTH BEND — The History Museum announced April 18 that Verge “Brother Sage” Gillam is the recipient of its 2023 African American Legacy Award.
It will be awarded at the Juneteenth Luncheon, taking place in the museum’s Historic Oliver Gardens from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at 808 W. Washington St.
Gillam’s long-standing interest in sharing his knowledge about African American history has impacted thousands. In 1990 in South Bend, he started a community-wide Kwanzaa celebration and the Black Man Think Tank.
A sought-after lecturer on African American history, he has given presentations about the Underground Railroad and other topics at area elementary and high schools as well as colleges, universities, museums, and numerous other forums.
South Bend Tribune