November 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
UIS Student Union Ballroom

Free Frank’s New Philadelphia, Illinois:
First U.S. Town Founded by a Black Man

Location: UIS Student Union Ballroom
Presenters: Gerald McWorter and Kate Williams-McWorter

“Learn of the personal history and living legacy of Free Frank McWorter, who founded New Philadelphia, an abolitionist town just 20 miles from slavery, and purchased 16 family members from slavery, starting with his pregnant wife and then himself. Gerald McWorter & Kate Williams McWorter will discuss their recent publication, ‘New Philadelphia’ (2018).”

Cosponsored by Black History Month Academic Ad Hoc committee, Brookens Library, Department of History, Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Department of African American Studies, Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum, Capital Scholars Honors Program, the Diversity & Inclusion Center and UIS Archives