Photo courtesy of the DuSable Museum of African American History
COURTESY OF DUSABLE MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
 
Celebrate Black History Month at the DuSable Museum of African American History, Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:30  “When Freedom Replaced Fear: Illinois and the Underground Railroad.” 
 
Due to its unique geographic position between the slave states of Missouri and Kentucky to the South, and the free territories of Canada to the North, scores of Africans found Illinois an ideal region to escape bondage.
Renowned Underground Railroad historian Glennette Tilley-Turner will examine individual and collective accounts of the agency, resiliency, and bravery that led scores from bondage to freedom and highlights Illinois’ legacy of resistance that we can all be proud of.
 
For more information call 773 947-0600 Ext 223. Admission is FREE. Reserve your seats on the DuSable Museum page of Eventbrite.com