Illinois Antislavery and the Struggle For Freedom


Sunday, June 17, 2018


Illinois State Museum, Thorne Deuel Auditorium, 502 S Spring Street, Springfield, Illinois


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Lincoln Land Community College has partnered with the Illinois State Museum to offer this seminar presented by Jeanne Schultz Angel. Seminar Summary: 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. Angel explores the role that the Underground Railroad played in the lives of Freedom Seekers and includes information about several significant slavery and antislavery 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.

Cost of Admission: $Free

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