Webinar Archive

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New Book Release, “U.G.L.Y.”

In this webinar we hosted the authors of the book, "U.G.L.Y." Uncovering Gods Love for You. TEN WOMEN. TEN MOMENTS IN TIME. TEN STORIES OF TRUE RESILIENCE. Celebrated for her strength and expected to carry the weight of the world on her shoulders, a woman is rarely given the permission or place to grieve. As a mother, daughter, partner, giver, and creator, she is supposed to keep going—to hold herself, her family, and everyone else together without ever stopping to tend to her own heart or tears. Yet, she remarkably always finds the will to continue to make a way. U.G.L.Y II is a glimpse of the lives of ten women during the darkest hours of their lives. It features a moving collection of stories of survival and strength from women from all walks of life. Faith tested and spirits broken, each woman tells her profoundly personal story of how she overcame the unexpected, discovered a strength she didn’t know she had and pieced her peace back together with courage and grace. With passion and honesty, this book encourages us all to be more vulnerable, open, and grateful for the gift of life. Each story will inspire you to keep going, to keep praying, and, most importantly to keep living, through life’s toughest trials.

"Driving the Green Book"
AAHM and The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum

Additional resources:

Driving the Green Book

Route History

Eva Carroll Monroe and the Lincoln Colored Home
AAHM and The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum

UIS Lunch and Learn:
African American History Makers

Eva Carroll Monroe and the Lincoln Colored Old Folks and Orphans Home presented by Dr. Mary Frances, Artist, Professor and Documentarian.

Walter Thomas Bailey: The First Licensed African-American Architect in the State of Illinois presented by Kent Massie, Principal Planner and Landscape Architect, Massie, Massie & Associates.

Moderator: Kathryn Harris, Historian, Librarian and Community Leader

Link to recorded webinar: https://uis.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/t/1_rwuckzhk