|The old GHS located just off the square.|
Stories of the Galesburg citizens protecting Susan Richardson, “Aunt Sukey”, from slave owners who came to Knoxville to take her back to the South.
Abe Lincoln being willing to make a progressive stance on slavery because he knew the political leanings of Knox College.
Hiram Revels attended Knox College and then became the first Black U.S. Senator.
Rev. George Washington Gale basically being kicked out of his church because some members did not want to remain Presbyterian because church members in the South owned slaves.
Barnabus Root is believed to be the first African-American to graduate from an Illinois college, graduating from Knox in 1870.