Past Event

Uprisings: Illinois Miners Revolt!

A Road Scholar Program by Rosemary Feurer

Discover the role of miners throughout the state, incorporating the lost history of African-American miners, and the first successful miners uprising in 1897-1898. Also, learn how downstate miners during 1894-1935 created an oppositional culture that led to an uprising against their union, mining corporations, and state and federal officials.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Natalie Struecker, 309-732-7330.