Executive Director for the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum

The Sojourner

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Gala, October 13, 2022, “Honoring Our Heritage” Theme: Cooperative Economics - Strong Businesses and Entrepreneurship”. The 2022 special honorees embody the concept of the fourth Kwanzaa principle - Ujamaa “to build and maintain our own business and support each other economically” The Northfield Center 3280 Normthfield Drive, Springfield, IL 6:00 PM Silent Auction and Reception 7:00 pm Dinner; Tickes-Adult $65 and College Student $32

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