Past Event

Voices for Freedom and Justice: John Ross, Harriet Tubman, and Frederick Douglass

The annual Chautauquas presented by the Morgan County Historical Society are filled with historical re-enactments, storytelling, lectures, music, and dance.

Share in the fun of the 2007 Chautauqua, Voices for Freedom and Justice, as the Morgan County Historical Society introduces: John Ross, Harriett Tubman and Frederick Douglass.


4 PM: “Classical Songs in Many Tongues,” Angela Sanders, accompanied by Rudolf Zuiderveld, Illinois College – Jacksonville

5 PM: John Ross (1790-1866), “Fighter for Cherokee Rights,” portrayed by Michael Hughes, Ada, OK

6 PM: Supper*

7 PM: Harriett Tubman (1820-1913), “Moses of her people,” portrayed by Kathryn Harris, Springfield, IL

8:15 PM: Frederick Douglass (1817-1895), “The Lion of Anacostia”, portrayed by Charles Everett Pace, Texarkana, TX

*Supper served from 6:10 – 6:50 PM. Dinner reservations need to be made at least a day in advance at Hamilton’s Catering Service. Phone 217-675-2720, fax 217-675-2711; or e-mail For the answering service, please leave your full name, the date of the reservation, and the number of meals ordered. Price per dinner is $10.00.

This event is funded in pary by a mini-grant from the Illinios Humanities Council.

For more information, please contact Wolf Fuhrig at 217-243-2423.