Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Digitization Event

The library will be digitizing materials related to African American history and culture in Galesburg on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 at Allen Chapel AME Church, 153 W. Tompkins St. starting at about 1:00 pm. We hope to discover materials related to the history of Allen Chapel, among other things.

Allen Chapel was organized in 1857, principally by Susan Richardson (Allen), who, according to the church record, "... So great was her desire for Galesburg to have an African Methodist Episcopal Church that she sold her only hog to get railroad fare to the city. She went to the conference and the Bishop sent us our first pastor Rev. Woodfork."

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