Patricia James as “Nance Legins-Costley”

History Comes Alive!

This is my story, I am a women of color, born into slavery, yet I know in my heart and soul that I am just as free as any other person who is not of color.  I patiently fought and long waited for this legal entitlement of a freed person over many years and finally with the strong will of Abraham Lincoln got it.  Now all of my children are born free.

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.