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Slavery in Illinois: Slave Owners, Abolitionists, and the Underground Railroad

Sunday, May 19

The Chicago History Museum is thrilled to partner with the Illinois Holocaust Museum on this event.

Join Darrel Dexter, author of Bondage in Egypt: Slavery in Illinois; and Owen Muelder, author of The Underground Railroad in Western Illinois, as they discuss slave owners, abolitionists and the efforts to aid escaping slaves in Illinois.

This event is free for Chicago History Museum and Illinois Holocaust Museum members but registration is required. Tickets are $10 for the general public can be purchased here.



This event is presented in conjunction with the Illinois Holocaust Museum’s special exhibition, Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808-1865on view until August 25, 2019.

The Details



19 th

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Event Location

Chicago History Museum

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