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Sun, October 14, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, October 14
11th ANNUAL LINCOLN LECTURE SERIES
ILLINOIS ANTI-SLAVERY AND THE STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM
Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 2 p.m.
Illinoisans played prominent roles in antislavery movements preceding the Civil War. Understanding the wide range of motivations that might lie behind any given individual’s opposition to slavery – commitment to human rights, belief in racial equality, economic considerations, and religious convictions – is important to understanding the escalation to war. Jeanne Schultz Angel will explore the role that the Underground Railroad played in the lives of Freedom Seekers and share information about several significant slavery and anti-slavery sites in Illinois, including sundown towns. Her presentation will demonstrate the complexity of responses to the idea of slavery in the early days of statehood and link it to the impact of human trafficking in present day Illinois. FREE. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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