July 30, 2022 @ 1:30 am – 2:30 am

Pathways to Freedom
History Comes Alive!

The Illinois Underground Railroad

Presented by Nell Clay

Come and learn information you may not know about the Underground Railroad in the US! Nell will concentrate on some of Illinois’s counties that documented Underground Railroad activity. Those counties include Adams, Knox, Bureau, Alexander, Livingston, LaSalle, Sangamon, Madison and Alton counties.

Nell R. Clay is a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and earned a BA in Business Education with a minor in Business Administration. She later received her MA in Human Resource Training and Development from the University of Illinois at Springfield. She is a poet and has published a book of poetry called “Expressions of Love, Life, and Living“. She also has a Christian based book of daily motivational encouragement called “Exercising in the Spirit, Vol. 1“. She enjoys reading, writing, volunteering at the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum, of which she was once Museum Board President and a board member, and spending time with her family, including her five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.