Knox College Library and the Knox College Lincoln Studies Center are pleased to present:
Joseph H. Barquet: Civil Rights Agitator, Warrior, and Citizen
a lecture by Roger D. Bridges, historian and Executive Director emeritus of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont, Ohio and past president of the Abraham Lincoln Association.
Monday, April 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Central Congregational Church, Galesburg, IL (on the square)
Joseph Barquet was a resident of Galesburg, having moved to Illinois some time in the 1850s from his place of birth, Charleston, South Carolina. He fought with the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War and was well known in Galesburg and Chicago before and after the war as an advocate for civil rights for African Americans.
This program has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.