December Spotlights

Conversations with Frederick Douglass
December 15th at 7 PM

Frederick DouglassJoin us as Bob Davis portrays Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass, born in 1817, is a central figure in United States and African American history. Douglass escaped from slavery in 1838 and rose to become a principal leader and spokesperson for the U.S. Abolition movement. He would eventually develop into a towering figure for the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. Douglass was a prominent activist, author and public speaker. and continued to push for equality and human rights until his death in 1895. 

Eva Carroll Monroe and the Lincoln Colored Home
December 16th at 7 PM

This webinar will be about the documentary film "Eva Carroll Monroe and the Lincoln Colored Home" created in 2020 by Mary Frances. Mary will talk about Eva's parents, husbands, and daughter and highlight significant events in their lives spanning Reconstruction and Jim Crow. She will then present Eva's life work at the Lincoln Colored Home in Springfield and explain how Eva's civic engagement empowered her to achieve her professional goals. Finally, she will cover how Eva became an invalid later in life and how she spent her final years. 

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