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A Long Time Coming: Stories of Social Justice, Resilience, and African American History told through Artifacts.

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A Long Time Coming: Stories of Social Justice, Resilience, and African American History told through Artifacts.

There is a story behind every object in our collection. There are stories of perseverance, hope, discovery, and others that bear testament to resilience, strength, and long-suffering. Join us as we explore the histories behind artifacts in our collection that help us navigate African American history.
Share an afternoon of storytelling and history with Dr. Brian Mitchell, the ALPLM’s Director of Research and Interpretation. Dr. Mitchell will discuss a prophetic telegram sent by Reverend Dr. Martin L. King a month before his assassination, the multiracial town of New Philadelphia on the Illinois frontier, a letter sent by Fredrick Douglas to one of our nation’s first Black governors, and other histories that are sure to engage, fascinate, and inform.

This program will take place from Noon to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 16, 2023, in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library’s Multi-Purpose Room. This program is free to the public. Advance registration is not required.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM on Mon, 16 Jan 2023

Event Supported By

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
(217) 558-8844

Artist Group Info

Joseph.Crain@Illinois.gov
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 N 6th St
Springfield, Illinois 62701
217-524-7219
patty.knepler@illinois.gov