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Antislavery Activism on the Frontier

Virtual Coffee Talk

2020-12-10 19:00:00 2020-12-10 20:00:00 America/Chicago Antislavery Activism on the Frontier Des Plaines History Center

Thursday, December 10
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-12-10 19:00:00 2020-12-10 20:00:00 America/Chicago Antislavery Activism on the Frontier Des Plaines History Center

Registration is required on the Illinois Humanities Council website to receive a Zoom link. Click here to register.

Seeking a locale rich in agriculture possibilities and against human captivity, Morris Birkbeck and George Flower established two towns in southern Illinois, with Flower establishing Albion in 1818. Their thriving community drew scores of English and American settlers, forming one of the most important early statehood settlements. But Birkbeck and Flower came to realize that “for all practical purposes, this part of the Territory was as much a slave-state as any of the states south of the Ohio River” (Flower, 1882).

This historical presentation takes a critical look at George Flower’s 1882 account, History of the English Settlement in Edwards County, Illinois, and his discussions of slavery, free Blacks, attitudes and practices witnessed among Illinois residents, and their community’s efforts towards the antislavery cause – all set against a backdrop of tense differences with regard to slavery that played out on the Illinois frontier.

This important historical record also illuminates our understanding of early Illinois mindsets that influenced community formation and supports thinking about community-building efforts today.

Registration is required on the Illinois Humanities Council website to receive a Zoom link. Click here to register.

AGE GROUP: | Community |

EVENT TYPE: | Community Group |

TAGS: | Lifelong Learning | History | Cultural |

Des Plaines History Center

Phone: 847-391-5399

Hours
Mon, Jan 18 Closed
Tue, Jan 19 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Wed, Jan 20 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Thu, Jan 21 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Fri, Jan 22 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jan 23 Closed
Sun, Jan 24 1:00PM to 4:00PM

About

The Des Plaines History Center collects, preserves, and interprets the history of Des Plaines and its people and provides access to those resources through exhibits, educational programs, and research facilities.

Upcoming events

Mon, Jan 25, All day
Des Plaines Public Library
Take & Make Kits are fun crafts you can take home and make on your own time. Sign up to receive your kit to pick up throughout the month! For teens in grades 7-12.

Mon, Jan 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
A Virtual Event
You've got homework. We've got help. Free peer tutoring at the Des Plaines Library for students in grades 6-12.

Tue, Jan 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library
Are you or your best friend an LGBTQ teen? Join us and show your support as we watch movies, play games and interact about topics that support the LGBTQ youth. For teens in grades 7-12.

Sat, Jan 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library
Come participate in a virtual scavenger hunt designed by our Teen Advisory Board! The first one to complete their scavenger hunt wins a prize.

Mon, Feb 01, All day
Des Plaines Public Library - Lobby
Take & Make Kits are fun crafts you can take home and make on your own time. Sign up to receive your kit to pick up throughout the month! For teens in grades 7-12.

Mon, Feb 01, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
A Virtual Event
You've got homework. We've got help. Free peer tutoring at the Des Plaines Library for students in grades 6-12.

Tue, Feb 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library
Anime Club is for teens who want to get together with other fans of anime and manga.

Sat, Feb 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
Online Zoom Event
Author, speaker, and educator Michelle Duster will discuss the life and legacy of her great-grandmother Ida B. Wells.

Mon, Feb 08, All day
Des Plaines Public Library - Lobby
Take & Make Kits are fun crafts you can take home and make on your own time. Sign up to receive your kit to pick up throughout the month! For teens in grades 7-12.

Mon, Feb 08, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
A Virtual Event
You've got homework. We've got help. Free peer tutoring at the Des Plaines Library for students in grades 6-12.

Mon, Feb 15, All day
Des Plaines Public Library - Lobby
Take & Make Kits are fun crafts you can take home and make on your own time. Sign up to receive your kit to pick up throughout the month! For teens in grades 7-12.

Wed, Feb 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library
Join us as we play Jackbox Party Pack 3, Scattegories, Codenames, or other board games via Zoom. Use your phone/mobile device to join in on the fun! For teens in grades 7-12.

Thu, Feb 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library
Join us virtually for our Teen Advisory Meeting where teens plan programs and participate in library events while making new friends. For teens in grades 7-12. See full description for more details.

Mon, Feb 22, All day
Des Plaines Public Library - Lobby
Take & Make Kits are fun crafts you can take home and make on your own time. Sign up to receive your kit to pick up throughout the month! For teens in grades 7-12.

Mon, Feb 22, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
A Virtual Event
You've got homework. We've got help. Free peer tutoring at the Des Plaines Library for students in grades 6-12.

Mon, Feb 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Zoom Event
Modern performances of Macbeth seem lost on 21st century theatergoers. Erin Sloan explores how the events of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 wove their way into Shakespeare's bloodiest tragedy.

Tue, Feb 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library
Are you or your best friend an LGBTQ teen? Join us and show your support as we watch movies, play games and interact about topics that support the LGBTQ youth. For teens in grades 7-12.

Thu, Feb 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual
If you have a basic profile, but feel like you don’t really know about everything LinkedIn has to offer - this presentation is for you!

Mon, Mar 01, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
A Virtual Event
You've got homework. We've got help. Free peer tutoring at the Des Plaines Library for students in grades 6-12.

Tue, Mar 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library
Anime Club is for teens who want to get together with other fans of anime and manga.

Fri, Mar 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Zoom Event
World traveler Brian Michalski offers a slide presentation on his spellbinding journey through Patagonia.

Mon, Mar 08, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
A Virtual Event
You've got homework. We've got help. Free peer tutoring at the Des Plaines Library for students in grades 6-12.

Mon, Mar 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
A Virtual Event
You've got homework. We've got help. Free peer tutoring at the Des Plaines Library for students in grades 6-12.