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6/29/2019

New Philadelphia and the Story of Free Frank

Madison County Historical Society and the Hayner Genealogy and Local History Library of Alton

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In partnership with the Hayner Genealogy and Local History Library of Alton, the Madison County Historical Society will host Gerald A. McWorter and Kate Williams-McWorter, authors of a new book on the town of New Philadelphia, Illinois. New Philadelphia, located in Pike County about 20 miles east of Hannibal, Missouri, was the first known town in the United States to be founded and platted by an African-American. 

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