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Civil Rights & Black Activism in Antebellum Illinois
The Nineteenth Century Club
178 Forest Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60301
United States

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Monday, January 17, 2022, 1:15 PM CDT
Category: Enrichment Series- Open to the Public

Northwestern University professor and author Kate Masur will detail the history of the Illinois “Black laws” - laws that restricted the rights of free African Americans from the state’s founding through 1865 - and organized efforts to repeal those laws. Among the Illinoisans who demanded repeal were Black leaders John Jones and H. Ford Douglass, as well as white editor Zebina Eastman. Oil painting pictured by Alfred Jackson Tyler, 1963

This program will be presented in our second floor ballroom, and live-streamed on Zoom. To register for the Zoom webinar, click here.

These programs are free for members. A $15 donation is requested for non-members. If you would like to become a member, click HERE.

Our 3 course Lunch is served at noon before the program. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. The menu changes weekly, and is prepared by our Executive Chef Woody. To make an on-line lunch reservation no later than the Wednesday before a program, click HERE or call the office at 708-386-2729.

If you enjoy programs like this and would like to help us continue to provide quality programing, please consider donating to the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association by clicking HERE!

Contact: Erin Payton at 708-386-2729 | [email protected]