Jul
2
Sat
African Americans and Mr. Lincoln Part II
Jul 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

“History Comes Alive” – 1:30 PM at the Museum
July 2: African Americans and Mr. Lincoln Part II –
1861-1865

Jul
9
Sat
Oak Ridge Cemetery – “The Colored Section”
Jul 9 @ 1:30 pm

“History Comes Alive” – 1:30 PM at the Museum
July 9: Oak Ridge Cemetery – “The Colored Section”

The Oak Ridge Cemetery, which opened in 1862, is the second most visited cemetery in the country. This public cemetery has a ‘colored section’. Many notable African Americans who had a connection to Abraham Lincoln and made special contributions to Springfield are buried in the ‘colored section’.


This presentation will provide a history of the cemetery and the ‘colored section’, as well as brief biographies of some of the notable African Americans buried there

Sep
17
Sat
Springfield School District Desegregation Plan from the 1970’s to the Present @ Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum
Sep 17 @ 1:30 pm

“History Comes Alive” – 1:30 PM at the Museum
June 4: Springfield School District Desegregation Plan from the 1970’s to the Present – A Panel Discussion