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Ann Stokes: Civil War Nurse

February 19th, 2019   •   No Comments   

Saturday, March 16th, 2:00 pm

Join us at the library as we listen to Marlene Rivero recount life as Ann Stokes, an escaped slave who worked on the U.S.S. Red Rover as a dishwasher, laundress, and nuse. Stokes was the first woman to receive her U.S. Navy Pension for her service after settling in Southern Illinois. This program is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome!

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