Illinois may have been a free state, but its anti-slavery forces were far from united. This free session of the Illinois History Forum features historian Jeanne Schultz Angel separating fact from fiction on how the Underground Railroad operated in Illinois. She will discuss how some abolitionists were motivated by a commitment to human rights or to religion, while for others it was a matter of economics.
The event starts at noon in the library’s Multi-Purpose Room, at 112 N. Sixth Street, Springfield. Reservations are not required, and participants may bring lunch.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
212 N 6th Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701 (Map)