June 5, 2021 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum
1440 Monument Ave.

“Why Study African American History?”
Presenters: Nell Clay, Kathryn Harris and Jim Lewis

History Comes Alive!

Kathryn Harris – Ever since our ancestors were brought to these shores against their will, we have demonstrated our knowledge, strength and resilience in spite of enslavement, segregation, miscegenation and Jim Crow, we have persisted and survive.  Come and learn about our who, where, why and when of our story because AA history is AMERICA’S History.

Jim Lewis, former civil rights worker and civil rights lawyer (Mississippi, 1965-1973), former United States Attorney here (2010-2016), and always an amateur historian, will address this question:  “Why History, Why African American History?

Nell Clay will provide information on the many contributions African Americans have made to this country.  For this presentation she will concentrate on inventions created by African Americans that we use on a regular basis.

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.