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Re: [IL] Slave Trial
In Response To: [IL] Slave Trial ()
Plantations and slaves were not just in the South. I have been researching slavery in Illinois for quite a few years now. It amazes me that our federal government entered agreements with slaveholders to allow them to bring their slaves into Illinois and work as long as the slaves did not stay in the State of Illinois for the whole year. They were not residents of Illinois and thereby not considered free in the free State of Illinois.
I received a brochure in today’s mail. Here is some of the information it should someone wish to attend. I can direct you to the proper person should you need more details.
Trial & Tribulations
This living history/theatrical program will present all sides of the Matson Slave Trial story:
The Trial and Tribulations Program
Sat., Sep 19 10:30a.m.-3:00p.m.
Sat., Sep 19 4-8:30p.m.
Program participants will begin by interacting with seven of the main characters in the story at two historic sites; enjoy an 1847 meal; and conclude with a theatrical presentation about the trial.
Price: $25/person includes meal. Group discounts available. Affordable special programs offered for schools on Friday morning and afternoon. Advance ticket purchase is encouraged by calling, e-mailing or returning the attached form to the project.
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