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N.A.A.C.P. meeting press release
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TitleN.A.A.C.P. meeting press release
DescriptionPress resease from Knox College in Galesburg, Illionis, announcing that Beecher Chapel will be the site of a meeting of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on April 30, 1959.
SubjectMeetings
Race relations
Subject (LCSH)National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Named PersonFinley, Sydney, Jr.; Beecher, Edward; Holman, L.H.;
AuthorKnox College
Time Period1950s
Date Created (original)April 29, 1959
TypeText
Formatpdf
IdentifierLocal History Series - Organizations
Languageeng
RightsSee http://library.knox.edu/digitalcollections/rightsinfo.htm
CollectionStruggle and Progress-African Americans in Knox County, Illinois (Knox College)
Date Digital2012-08-24
TranscriptNews from Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois Release:
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Office Phone: Dickens 3-1121, Extension 274

Historic Beecher Chapel, once a bulwark of abolitionism, was
offered by Knox College to the National Association for the Advance-
ment of Colored People for their meeting Thursday, April 30. Pre-
siding over the session, which starts at 7:30 p.m., will be
Sydney Finley, Jr., a former Knox student now employed at the Gales-
burg State Research Hospital.
Standing committees for the Galesburg chapter will be appointed
at the meeting, after an address by Dr. L. H. Holman, of Joliet,
president of the Illinois Conference of NA.ACP.
Rev. Edward Beecher, brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author
of "Uncle Tom's Cabin", and Henry Ward Beecher, served as a
militant abolitionist minister in Beecher Chapel a century ago.
Both the chapel and the minister's home on Beecher Ave. were re-
ported to be stations on the underground railroad.

Physical Description1 typed sheet 8.5 x 11 in.
FilenameNAACP_meeting_Press_Release_29_April_1959.pdf
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