The Springfield Central Illinois African American History Museum (AAHM) will host the book signing of Sundown Town by Douglas E. King and Kevin Corley on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 5:30pm. Sundown Town is based on a true story of the egregiously violent war that ensued between newly migrated African-American Miners from Alabama and the fledgling United Mine Workers of America in October, 1898. Join the museum as we welcome Douglas E. King and Kevin Corley as they discuss their historical novel “Sundown Town.”
Springfield Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity hosts a reading and program focusing on the speech Dr. King made in Springfield on October 7, 1965. Time and place to be announced.
Recognizing this years’ Bicentennial of the State, the AAHM will be shining a light on some of the Illinois African Americans who made significant contributions to the development of the state, many who also shaped the course of American history. This year’s Gala will be held at the Crowne Plaza.
You may purchase tickets from a Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum board member or by visiting the Museum at 1440 Monument Ave., Springfield, IL.
For your convenience you may also purchase tickets online at the IllinoisTimesTix website: