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Juneteenth 2023

Join the Madison community for a weekend of celebration marking the 158th anniversary of the day enslaved people in Texas found out that they had been freed. This year also marks the 160th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, which was issued on January 1, 1863...
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Walton Descendant Visits Eleutherian

"I learned about Eleutherian College when I was going through documents of my family history that I inherited. My 5th generation grandfather, Abraham Walton, was on the very first board at the college and was instrumental in starting up this college along with many others. Their bravery was unprecedented!...
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Rev. Moses Broyles – Hanover College

J. Michael Raley, Hanover College professor of history, will present his latest research on the prominent 19th-century African-American pastor Rev. Moses Broyles during a special Black History Month presentation of the annual Daryl R. Karns Lecture.J. Michael...
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From the President: Regaining Momentum, post-COVID

Looking back, I realize it’s been a long time since we’ve had an official newsletter. The whole world, it seems, shut down in the midst of the COVID pandemic in March 2020. The Historic Eleutherian College (HEC) board cancelled public events...
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McLaughlin to speak at national conference for second year

Officials of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society invited Phyllis Codling McLaughlin, a member of the HEC board of directors, to return as one of its speakers for its annual conference to be held online Oct. 12-15, 2022.McLaughlin gave a one-hour talk to AAHGS last year about her research...
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