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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
In conjunction with the Voices and Votes: Democracy in America exhibition, Illinois Humanities is honored to sponsor a complementary traveling exhibition, Illinois Freedom Project. Illinois Freedom Project explores the pursuit of civil rights by and for African Americans in Illinois. The traveling exhibit is the third element of the Illinois Freedom Project. The multimedia initiative was begun in 2011 by the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, along with community partners, to investigate places that best represent the inspiring stories of the journey from slavery to freedom in Illinois. The Illinois Freedom Project traces Black Illinoisans’ struggles for freedom from the French Colonial era to early-20th century Chicago. A website at as well as videos, printed materials, curriculum, field trips and the traveling exhibit share the stories of freedom through the lens of the people, places and events in Illinois history. The exhibition hours are 1-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Special arrangements for viewing the exhibition outside these hours can be made by calling 618-254-1993. Callers should leave a message stating the proposed date, time and contact information.
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