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Sangamon County Historical Society Celebrates Black History Month
Three buildings that played a prominent role in Springfield’s African American history will be the topic of the Sangamon County Historical Society’s video program to be released Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
Speakers Kathryn Harris and Sue Massie will discuss preservation and awareness efforts planned for the John Taylor House, Lincoln Colored Home and First Black Fire House, all of which contributed to the lives of African Americans in our community. The video program can be viewed on the Society’s Facebook, YouTube and webpage.
Harris is a retired division manager for library services at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, the State Journal-Register’s 2020 First Citizen, former president of the Sangamon County Historical Society and a board member of the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum.
Massie is a senior landscape architect at Massie Massie & Associates and worked on the John Taylor House restoration project. She also is a board member of the Sangamon County Historical Society, the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum, Oak Ridge Cemetery Foundation, Elijah Iles House Foundation and numerous other organizations.
Questions for the program can be submitted on Facebook, YouTube or email firstname.lastname@example.org.