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Forgotten Illinois: Slaves, Indentured Servants and Free Black Leaders in Our “Free” State, 1818-1860

Event date: 5/4/2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Export event
Elaine Evans
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Forgotten Illinois: Slaves, Indentured Servants and Free Black Leaders in Our “Free” State, 1818-1860

A research grant funded by Illinois Humanities

The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Lincoln Land Community College and the Springfield and Central Illinois African-American History Museum present initial findings from research conducted by two area historians.

Kathryn Harris
Mother Priscilla Baltimore and Brooklyn, Illinois

Tara McClellan McAndrew
New Stories of Slaves and Indentured Servants in “Free” Illinois

By shedding light on chapters of our history that are significant despite their obscurity, Forgotten Illinois is designed to engage people in feeding curiosity about the many facets that comprise Illinois’ complex identity.

Free and open to public.
Pre-registration is requested, please call 217-786-2432 to register.

Saturday, May 4, 2019    5:30 p.m.    

Location:
Springfield and Central Illinois African-American History Museum
1440 Monument Drive
Springfield, Illinois (Map)

 

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