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2/18/2021

Carrying the Colors: The Life and Legacy of Medal of Honor Recipient Corporal Andrew Jackson Smith

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

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Carrying the Colors: The Life and Legacy of Medal of Honor Recipient Corporal Andrew Jackson Smith tells the story of a man who escaped slavery, became a Union soldier and distinguished himself with an act of bravery worthy of receiving the nation’s highest honor. However, it took the efforts of his grandson and two dedicated historians before a White House ceremony finally took place in 2001 – some 70 years after Smith’s death and nearly 140 years since the Civil War.

African-American History Makers

UIS Alumni SAGE Society & the Illinois State Historical Society

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Eva Carroll Monroe and the Lincoln Colored Old Folks and Orphans Home presented by Dr. Mary Frances, Artist, Professor and Documentarian.

Walter Thomas Bailey: The First Licensed African-American Architect in the State of Illinois presented by Kent Massie, Principal Planner and Landscape Architect, Massie, Massie & Associates.

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