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“The Anti-Slavery Movement in Black and White”

Historian and guest speaker Jeanne Schultz Angel will present “The Anti-Slavery Movement in Black and White” at the Des Plaines History Center on Thursday, February 9, at 1:30pm. Coffee Talk programs at the History Center are open to the public.

“Illinois played a prominent role during the anti-slavery movement in the mid-nineteenth century,” Angel said. In her presentation, Angel will explore the history behind the movement in northern Illinois and examine the criteria historians use to separate fact from fiction. Admission is free to attend the History Center’s Coffee Talk program, but donations will be accepted to help support future programs.

Angel holds a Master’s degree in history from Illinois State University. She completed her thesis on the anti-slavery movement in northeastern Illinois, which was awarded the “Cavanaugh Award for Most Outstanding Master’s Thesis” for 2005. In late 2006, she became executive director of the Lombard Historical Society, where she managed the Sheldon Peck Homestead, listed on the National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.

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