July 17, 2021 @ 1:30 pm

Robert Davis: “Conversations with a Civil Rights Soldier”

History Comes Alive!

Mr. Davis as Pvt. Andrew Lewis, a run-away slave that joined the Union Army and fought in the Civil War as a member of the IL 29th Inf. United States Colored Troops.  He along with approximately 210,000 other colored soldiers and sailors fought under our American Flag for Union and freedom.” {R.D.}   Incidentally, Private Lewis is buried in the Historic Colored Section at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Presentation begins at 1:30 p.m. and will be held at the Springfield & Central Illinois African American History Museum.   Please call the Museum at 217-391-6323 to make a reservation since space will be limited to 60% capacity.