Knox College Struggle and Progress-African Americans in Knox County, Illinois (Knox College)
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Evening Meeting
Evening Meeting
TitleEvening Meeting
DescriptionReport in the Galesburg Republican newspaper of festivities held in the African American community in Galesburg, Illinois.
SubjectCelebrations
Subject (LCSH)Galesburg (Ill.) - Newspapers
Named PersonBeecher, Edward; Barquet, Joseph H.; Carr, Clark E.; Johnson, Mr.; Graves, Rev. J.C.;
AuthorGalesburg Republican
Time Period1870s
Date Created (original)April 1, 1870
TypeText
Formatjpeg
IdentifierMicroforms Cabinets
Languageeng
RightsThis item is out-of-copyright.
CollectionStruggle and Progress-African Americans in Knox County, Illinois (Knox College)
Date Digital2012-08-22
TranscriptEVENING MEETING.
Calendonia hall in the evening was
well filled with an audience of both
colored and white people. The stage
was decorated with flags, banners and
evergreens, and we noticed in front the
portraits of Grant, Sumner, Garrison and
others, while on the stand was a beauti-
ful statue of Abraham Lincoln. The
exercises were opened by singing the
old and well-known hymn, "Blow Ye
the Trumpet, blow, " after which an elo-
quent prayer was offered by Rev. Mr.
Graves. After this the audience sang the
chords of "Rally round the Flag, " and
then listened to a few sensible and point-
ed remarks from Mr. Johnson, of Ken-
tucky, Dr. Balch, Captain Barquet, Col.
Carr, Captain Grant and Dr. Beecher,
after which the audience sang the na-
tional anthem, America, and the meet-
ing was ended. The room was then
cleared and a grand dance ensued. All
passed off pleasantly and the colored
folks enjoyed themselves largely.
FilenameGR1April1870p4-2
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