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Reimagining Places of the Past: Historic Preservation Lecture Series, Part I: Freedom to Equality: Black History in the Riverbend with Jared Hennings

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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The Hayner Public Library District’s Genealogy & Local History Library welcomes Jared Hennings as he discusses Black history in the Riverbend area, including Alton’s significance on the Underground Railroad, abolitionists who fought against slavery, and local Civil Rights leaders.

Jared has been a character reenactor for a number of years with Vintage Voices at the Alton Cemetery beginning in 2004. He’s had similar performing experiences with the Madison County Historical Society – Chautauqua in 2018 and 2019. He’s acted at Alton Little Theatre in ‘Fences,’ ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ ‘Driving Ms. Daisy,’ ‘The Full Monty,’ and ‘Gee’s Bend.’ He’s performed with touring companies of the Black Rep and Historyonics Theatre Co. with the Missouri History Museum.

Seating is limited. Please register at 1-800-613-3163.


January 20
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Genealogy & Local History Library
401 State Street
Alton, IL 62002 United States
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