Past Event

Untold African American Stories

In 1903, Lt. Col. James H. Johnson (first row, left) and Col. John R. Marshall (first row, center) pose with staff and color guard at Camp Lincoln as part of the Illinois National Guard’s 8th Illinois Infantry. Marshall was a stonemason from Chicago who governed, rebuilt, and restored San Luis, Cuba, during the Spanish-American War. (Courtesy of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum)

A Road Scholar Program by Mary Frances

Mary will give a brief story about each one of the ten large images of African Americans in her presentation and encourage audience engagement about how they feel and think about the images.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Jasmine Leung at

Lincoln Home National Historic Site COVID-19 Policy

At this time, there are no COVID-19 mandates for our site. However, visitors are welcome to wear masks inside our visitor center and social distance. The theater in which we plan on hosting Ms. Mary Frances has plenty of space for visitors to sit socially distanced if desired.

Learn more about Mary Frances, this program, and how to book it.