The Knox College Library is pleased to present a lecture by historian Matthew Norman. He will discuss Galesburg’s African-American community and the abolitionist legacies of Galesburg and Knox College through the early 20th century. Dr. Norman will also discuss how various sources available shed light on these topics and why we need more material to enrich the story.
The lecture will be held on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 pm at the Galesburg Public Library in the Sanderson Room.
Matt Norman (Knox class of 1993) is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash. He has taught at Gettysburg College and at Knox College and was formerly Project Director and Historian at Knox’s Lincoln Studies Center.
This lecture is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and we thank the NEH for their support. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.