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Owen Lovejoy and the Illinois Anti-slavery Movement
February 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Our speaker will be Hope Browning. Her presentation is entitled “Owen Lovejoy and the Illinois Anti-slavery Movement.” Why did he choose Princeton as his residence? Lovejoy studied law, was a Congregational minister, a Republican congressman from Illinois and a friend of Abraham Lincoln.
Hope’s Searl and Hoskins ancestors arrived here in 1830 when this area was still a part of Putnam County. Hope has been a volunteer at BCGS for over 25 years, is an experienced researcher, and is also responsible for many award-winning window displays at BCGS.