Illinois State Bicentennial Lecture: Elliott Gorn
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Loyola University Chicago historian Elliott J. Gorn, author of a new book on Emmett Till, the Chicago boy whose 1955 murder in Mississippi helped spark the civil rights movement.
Placing History in Illinois
This lecture is part of the Placing History in Illinois series.
This year, the Department of History has turned their focus to the 200-year history of the statehood of Illinois. In addition to talks and workshops by local experts, they've invite two prominent speakers each semester to deliver public lectures illuminating the path of Illinois toward statehood and its distinctive trajectory in the following 200 years.
The audience for these events includes faculty, students, staff, and alumni, as well as members of the local community, teachers, and (through podcasts and social media) the wider public of the state and its lawmakers.
Find out more on the Placing History in Illinois webpage.
- Department of History