John Hallwas, Distinguished Professor Emeritus from Western Illinois University presents his talk, "Illinois Memoirs" Hallwas will discuss Illinois' rich literary heritage, including Chief Black Hawk's autobiography, the first by a Native American to be published in the United States; Ulysses S. Grant's memoirs from the Civil War; and Jane Addams' "Twenty Years at Hull House," one of the most celebrated autobiographies by a female American author. In person lecture with a capacity of 25, while wearing a mask. Registration link: https://freeportpubliclibrary.librarymarket.com/events/illinois-humanities-lecture-illinois-memoirs Also streaming live on the library's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/267856907581089?active_tab=about Illinois Humanities is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Illinois General Assembly [through the Illinois Arts Council Agency], as well as by contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed by speakers, program participants, or audiences do not necessarily reflect those of the NEH, Illinois Humanities, our partnering organizations, or our funders.
IL Humanities Lecture: Illinois Memoi...
Date and Time
Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM CDT
Weds. Oct. 21 start 6:30pm
Freeport Public Library Meeting Rooms A/B