Join the African-American Cultural Center at UIC and Quinn Chapel AME
Church in celebrating the 120th Anniversary of the World’s Columbian
Exposition of 1893.
Quinn Chapel AME Church has a long history as an institution for social
justice and worship. Prior to the passage of the Emancipation
Proclamation, Quinn played an important part in the abolition movement in
Chicago and served as a station for the Underground Railroad. Quinn was
the center of gathering for 19th century African Americans and
abolitionists fighting for social change. During the World’s Columbian
Exposition of 1893, poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar and violinist Joseph
Douglass (Frederick Douglass’ grandson) performed on Colored American Day.
When: Aug. 25th, 2013
Where: Quinn Chapel AME Church
2401 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616