Join AAHM for Jazz Night & Bid Whist Part 2

Jazz Night 2
We're thrilled to invite you to "Celebrate Our Heritage: Jazz & Bid Whist" - in partnership with the University of Illinois at Springfield African American Studies program, two evenings where music meets tradition and creates unforgettable memories.
Night two is April 27, 7 PM - 11 PM at 1100 South Grand East, Springfield, Illinois 62703.
But wait, there's more! Challenge your skills and tactics at our Bid Whist tables for a chance to win door prizes and, of course, those coveted bragging rights. 🎴♠️ I

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On This Day In History

 🌟On This Day in History: April 24, 1944 🌟

On this day, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling in Smith v. Allwright, striking down the practice of white primaries. This pivotal decision in 1944 was not just a legal victory; it was a beacon of hope for millions, a step forward in dismantling systemic barriers and reaffirming the fundamental right to vote for African Americans.
The courage and persistence of Lonnie E. Smith, an African American dentist turned civil rights activist, challenged the exclusionary practices of the Democratic Party in Texas, setting a precedent that reverberated across the United States. The Supreme Court's 8-1 decision underscored the Constitution's promise of equality and laid the groundwork for future civil rights advancements.

There’s Something for Everyone at Our 2024 Events

April 2024

  • April 13, 2024: Coffee & Conversation at 10 AM *RESCHEDULED TBD*
  • April 17, 2024: Celebrate Our Heritage: Jazz & Bid Whist, Part 1 from 7-11 PM. (1100 South Grand East Springfield, IL 62703)
  • April 20, 2024: Illinois Black Laws Discussion with Illinois Road Scholar Caroline Kisiel at 4 PM
  • April 23, 2024: AAHM 2025 Membership & Community Meeting
  • April 24, 2024: Race Riot Discussion with UIS
  • April 27, 2024: Celebrate Our Heritage: Jazz & Bid Whist, Part 2 from 7-11 PM. (1100 South Grand East Springfield, IL 62703)

July 2024

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2024: “History Comes Alive” Program every Saturday at 2pm

August 2024

  • August 3, 2024: Final “History Comes Alive” program at 2 pm
  • August 8-18, 2024: History Exhibit at the Illinois State Fair

September 2024
September 14 Coffee and Conversations

October 2024
October 10, 2024: The 13th Annual “Honoring our Heritage, AAHM Gala”

November 2024
November 1, 2024: Greek Christmas Decorating

December 2024

  • December 6, 2024: Greek Christmas Event
  • December 25-26, 2024: Closed in Observance of Christmas
    December 27, 2024: Kwanzaa Celebration
  • December 27, 2024: Kwanzaa Celebration

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