Tag: history

  • And I plan to just do what I can do until the end

    Evanston Roundtable: “We used to go [to] Fox Lake. We went a lot to Starved Rock. … I didn’t know that [at Lake Ivanhoe] we were history in the making,” she said in a December 2022 interview with the RoundTable. She did know, though, that “Black people just couldn’t go anyplace they wanted to, to […]

  • Emancipation is the root of a lot of this

    Democrat & Chronicle: “It is a pivotal period in our national history — the great day which is to determine the destiny not only of the American Republic, but that of the American Continent,” he wrote in his abolitionist paper Douglass’ Monthly. “Far off in the after coming centuries, some Gibbon with truthful pen, will […]

  • A moment for joy, thanks giving and praise

    Louisville Journal-Courier: “It was a time of very mixed emotions,” Harris said. “There was some anxiety and fear, but it was also a day of jubilee, so there was happiness and joy. The proclamation set enslaved people on a new path, to freedom that they had never really known. They didn’t know what freedom would […]