Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:00p.m.
For the past 3 years IMSA has participated in the History Makers program that "records African American oral histories to refashion a more inclusive record of American history and to educate and enlighten millions worldwide". This year Glennette Tilley Turner author of the Underground Railroad in Illinois, will be IMSA's History Maker, scheduled to speak on Friday September 30, 2016 at noon in the IRC. Below is some additional information about her:
Turner is also a consultant, a historical researcher and lecturer on her knowledge of the Underground Railroad. As a member of the Underground Railroad Advisory Committee of the National Park Service, she testified before subcommittees of the U.S. Senate and House and the Illinois Senate in support of Underground Railroad legislation. Her Underground Railroad program is recognized by the NPS Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program. She has made presentations at National Network to Freedom Conferences, written articles about the Underground Railroad for several magazine and newspaper publications, and has been interviewed by C-SPAN and other cable networks. She also narrated the Chicago Opera Theater’s production of Harriet Tubman.