• Galesburg Republican Aug. 19, 1871

    Galesburg Republican

    Brief notice in a Galesburg Illinois newspaper about Joseph Barquet attending a convention of colored men in St. Louis.

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  • Colored Ratification Meeting

    Galesburg Republican

    Announcement in the Galesburg Republican newspaper, April 16, 1870, for a celebration, to be held in Galesburg, Illinois, of the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granti…

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  • Evening Meeting

    Galesburg Republican

    Report in the Galesburg Republican newspaper of festivities held in the African American community in Galesburg, Illinois.

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  • Galesburg Republican Mar. 4, 1871

    Galesburg Republican

    Brief notice in a Galesburg, Illinois newspaper about Joseph Barquet returning to town.

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  • Joseph H. Barquette

    Davenport Gazette

    Obituary for Joseph H. Barquet (Barquette).

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  • Celebration of the West India Emancipation

    Galesburg Free Democrat

    Newspaper article describing festivities held by the African American community celebrating the abolition of slavery in the British West Indies. The event took place at the home of George Washington G…

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  • Galesburg Republican Mar. 16, 1872

    Galesburg Republican

    Brief note in a Galesburg, Illinois newspaper about who the African American community supports for the position of stree commissioner in an upcoming election.

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  • James Washington

    Atwood, Jesse Howell

    Notes taken by Knox College Professor of Sociology, J. Howell Atwood from an interview with James Washington. Atwood posed a series of questions, which are not included in the interview notes, about t…

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  • Galesburg Republican Mar. 21, 1871

    Galesburg Republican

    Brief notice ina Galesburg, Illinois newspaper about the political activity of Joseph Barquet.

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  • Board of Education

    Galesburg Republican

    Newspaper report from Nov. 18, 1871 in the Galesburg Republican about a meeting of the board of education at which a petition was presented to the board from a group of African American citizens deman…

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  • Haytien Emigration

    Galesburg Semi-weekly Democrat

    Newspaper article reporting on the support given by the African American community in Galesburg to the idea of emigration to Hayti (Haiti).

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  • Impromptu jubilee

    Galesburg Republican

    An article in the Galesburg (Illinois) Republican on April 2, 1870 remarking about a celebration by the city's African American community marking the ratification of the fifteenth amendment to the U.S…

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  • John Brown memorial

    Galesburg Semi-weekly Democrat

    Newspaper article reporting on a gathering of people in Galesburg, Illinois honoring the memory of abolitionist John Brown, who was executed for his crimes the previous day.

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  • Blacks in Galesburg

    Muelder, Hermann R

    Audio recording of a lecture by Professor Hermann Muelder given on February 13, 1985 at Knox College. Muelder relates some of the history of African Americans in Galesburg in the 19th century, focusin…

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  • A Rambling Sketch of Some of Our Earlier Colored Residents

    Lawrence, George, Love, Charlie, Brown, Zack, Henderson, Levi

    A reminiscence purported to be from George Lawrence that appeared in The Home Towner, a supplement to Galesburg Post newspaper in January 1934.

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  • Galesburg Republican Sep. 23, 1871

    Galesburg Republican

    Brief notice in a Galesburg, Illinois newspaper about Joseph Barquet attending a convention of colored men in St. Louis.

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  • Galesburg Republican May 13, 1871

    Galesburg Republican

    Brief notice in a Galesburg, Illinois newspaper about Joseph Barquet going to Haiti.

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  • Galesburg Republican Oct. 7, 1871

    Galesburg Republican

    Brief notice in a Galesburg, Illinois newspaper about efforts in the African American community to raise money to fight to integrate the public schools.

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  • A Hero home from the war: among the black citizens of Galesburg, Illinois, 1860-1880

    Muelder, Hermann R

    Details the experiences of a company of African American soldiers who enlisted in the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and fought in the U.S. Civil War. The narrative features the life of Joseph…

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  • Galesburg Republican Mar. 11, 1871

    Galesburg Republican

    Brief note in a Galesburg, Illinois newspaper about Joseph Barquet and his influence on local politics.

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