Past Event

Voices for Freedom and Justice: Paul Robeson, William Wilberforce, and Theodore Roosevelt

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: Paul Robeson, William Wilberforce, and Theodore Roosevelt.


4 PM: Paul Robeson (1898-1976), “Singer and Activist,” portrayed by Joel Tinsley, Jacksonville

5 PM:
William Wilberforce (1759-1833), “Crusader Against the Slave Trade,” portrayed by John McCord, Jacksonville

6 PM: Supper*

7 PM: Music by the Capital Chamber Singers, from Springfield, IL

8 PM: Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), “Square Dealer and Peacemaker,” portrayed by John Chalberg, Bloomington, MN

*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.