EVENTS

Brooklyn Illinois The Preservation of a History Community

Discussion one of the historic communities represented in the Museum’s exhibition Community. Brooklyn, Illinois was the first Black town to incorporate in America.

New monument commemorates southwest IL community’s history as first incorporated Black town

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George McShan, shares some of the history of Brooklyn, Illinois and Quinn Chapel Church and their role in the Underground Railroad and helping slaves to freedom. BY DERIK HOLTMANN