Two pullman groups partner to host program on First African American lawmaker in Illinois

2014-02-13T12:31:00Z Two pullman groups partner to host program on First African American lawmaker in IllinoisContributed
February 13, 2014 12:31 pm  • 

LANSING | The Historic Pullman Garden Club and Historic Pullman Foundation present a program by author David Joens about Ilinois' first African American lawmaker, John W. E. Thomas. The program will take place on Feb. 23 from 3-5 p.m. at the Historic Pullman Center, 614 East 113th St., Chicago.

Joens is director of the Illinois State Archives. A former newspaper reporter and U.S. Army veteran, he has a B.S. in political science and history from Northern Illinois University, master's degrees in both political science and history from the University of Illinois at Springfield, and a Ph.D. in history from Southern Illinois University.

This is the second event of the annual Winter Lecture Series, held the fourth Sunday of January, February and March in 2014. All events are free, refreshments will be served and we welcome everyone and anyone interested!

To RSVP, call (773) 568-2441 or email

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