History Comes Alive with Nance Legins-Costley

July 8, 2021

You are invited to the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum on Sat. July 10th, at 1:30 p.m. to witness the fascinating portrayal of Nance Legins-Costly.

Nance Legins-Costley (c. 1813-1892), was the first slave legally manumitted (freed) by attorney, Abraham Lincoln in 1841, twenty years before the Civil War. In this presentation, she is portrayed by Patricia James Davis, who will share her story as part of the 2021 'History Comes Alive' series.

The museum is located at 1440 Monument Ave in Springfield, Illinois. Museum hours are Tues - Sat, Noon - 4:00pm. Learn more at https://spiaahm.org/

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