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Saluki Pow Wow 2012 is set for April 13-14

(Source: Saluki Times)

CARBONDALE, Ill. — A unique learning experience and a fun event for the whole family are all rolled into one during April’s Southern Illinois Saluki Pow Wow 2012.

The free cultural and educational event is April 13-14 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Student Recreation Center and everyone is welcome to participate.  The Pow Wow will feature an assortment of traditional foods along with authentic Native American arts and crafts, intertribal and exhibition dances, music and much more.  This year there will be a life-sized, interactive traditional native village and a children’s activity area.

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Author tells story of Illinois slave

(Source: Daily Egyptian)

Even though Illinois was considered a slavery-free state, Lydia Titus had to win her freedom four times while living within the state’s borders.

Even though the Mason Dixon Line placed Illinois into the free states, slaves could still legally be brought into Illinois during the early 1800s. Darrel Dexter, an author, historian and high-school teacher from Cairo, shared stories gleaned from his research of slavery in Illinois on Tuesday at John C. Guyon Auditorium in Morris Library.

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