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Slavery in Illinois: Slave Owners, Abolitionists, and the Underground Railroad

Event date: 5/19/2019 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Export event
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Slavery in Illinois: Slave Owners, Abolitionists, and the Underground Railroad

The Chicago History Museum and the Illinois Holocaust Museum

Join Darrel Dexter, author of Bondage in Egypt: Slavery in Illinois, and Owen Muelder, author of The Underground Railroad in Western Illinois, as they discuss slave owners, abolitionists and the efforts to aid escaping slaves in Illinois. The Chicago History Museum’s Director of Curatorial Affairs, Charles Bethea, will moderate.

The Chicago History Museum is thrilled to partner with the Illinois Holocaust Museum on this event.

This event is free for Chicago History Museum and Illinois Holocaust Museum members but registration is required. Tickets are $10 for the general public and can be purchased here.

This event is presented in conjunction with the Illinois Holocaust Museum’s special exhibition, Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808-1865, on view until August 25, 2019.

Location: 
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago IL 60614 (Map

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