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Emancipation In Illinois

June 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

- Free

Many people assume that since Illinois was a northern free state, that there was no slavery here. But it’s a bit more complicated. Chattel slavery in the territorial years, indentured servitude, slavery exemptions in at least five counties, and gradual emancipation all meant that unfree labor was a constant in Illinois leading up to the Civil War.

Dr. Bryan Jack (at left) will provide an overview of slavery and unfree labor in Illinois. Jack is an associate professor of historical studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Details

Date:
June 10, 2018
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Organizer

Madison County Historical Society
Phone:
(618) 656-7569
Email:
madisoncountyhistoryil@gmail.com
Website:
https://madcohistory.org

Venue

Immanuel Methodist Church – Lower Level
800 N. Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025 United States
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Phone:
618-656-7562

Details

Date:
June 10, 2018
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
, ,

Organizer

Madison County Historical Society
Phone:
(618) 656-7569
Email:
madisoncountyhistoryil@gmail.com
Website:
https://madcohistory.org

Venue

Immanuel Methodist Church – Lower Level
800 N. Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
618-656-7562