Slavery focus of ‘History Happy Hour’ on Thursday at Lincoln-Douglas Debate Museum

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Faye Dant | Photo courtesy of Faye Dant

QUINCY — The upcoming History Happy Hour program at the Lincoln-Douglas Debate Museum, 128 N. Fifth, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20.

The title of the program is “Four Slaves Brought by Hannibal’s Founder Moses Bates: Who Were They?” Faye Dant, founder and executive director of Jim’s Journey: The Huck Finn Freedom Center, will be the featured speaker.

Dant will discuss slavery on the other side of the Mississippi River and highlight contributions of Lincoln-era pre-emancipation slaves.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. with a mini reception, with the talk beginning at 5:30 p.m. A question-and- answer session will follow Dant’s presentation.

The public is welcome. There is no cost to attend. Donations to the Lincoln-Douglas Debate Museum will be accepted.

For more information, visit the official Lincoln-Douglas Debate Museum at www.lincolndouglasdebatemuseum.com

The Lincoln-Douglas Debate Museum is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is closed Sundays and most major holidays.

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