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WABASH COUNTY MUSEUM DISTRICT: The Threats of Slavery in Antebellum Illinois


By Press release submission | Jan 23, 2020

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Wabash County Museum District recently issued the following announcement.

The Threats of Slavery in Antebellum Illinois will be presented by author and historian Jon Musgrave at the Wabash County Museum in Mt. Carmel, IL on February 23, 2002 at 2 p.m. The museum is located at 320 N. Market Street. There is plenty of free parking on the street and there is no admission charge although donations are appreciated. Please join the group as various forms and places of slavery in Illinois are discussed and issues faced by free black communities. 

Did you know that the French settlers in Vincennes and Kaskaskia were slave holders and they hired out their enslaved people to build log cabins and clear the land to make way for settlers from Europe to come into Illinois? Come hear about this and other little-known information about early Illinois. Feel free to participate and add to the conversation. For additional information, contact Claudia Dant at 618-298-2042 or

Jon is the author of Sex, Salt, Slaves and Mr. Crenshaw about the “Old Slave House” now an Illinois State Historic site) and many other books. He will be selling books about southern Illinois history after the talk.

Original source can be found here.

Source: Wabash County Museum District

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