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Brooklyn, IL, One of the Last Remaining Freedom Towns in America
June 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join us for an informative and in-depth discussion on the historic town of Brooklyn, Illinois. Established in 1829 and formally incorporated in 1873, the small town located across the river from St. Louis, Missouri, is one of the last remaining majority-Black incorporated towns in the country.
This Freedom Town is not only important to black history; it is significant in American history. The small town of 600 residents has faced many challenges over several decades, leading Landmarks Illinois to list Brooklyn on its 2023 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois.
Landmarks Illinois Programs Manager Leila Wills will be joined by Landmarks Illinois Regional Advocacy Manager Quinn Adamowski and the Historical Society of Brooklyn, Illinois’ Robert White, III.
This virtual lecture is free to attend for Landmarks Illinois members. $5 for non-members. Registration is required – https://www.landmarks.org/events/preservation-snapshots-lectures/