National Archives to feature IC professor


Illinois College professor Joseph Genetin-Pilawa will take part in a panel discussion for the National Archives in St. Louis titled “Native American Heritage: The Journey to Equality” on Thursday, November 17, at 6:30 p.m.

The panel of three scholars and a moderator will offer a critical analysis of the Native American struggle for independence, freedom and prosperity. The program, which is free and open to the public, is held in conjunction with "Documented Rights," an exhibition that showcases milestone documents drawn from the 14 regional National Archives across the country to illustrate the nation’s continuing process of defining human and civil rights.

Genetin-Pilawa, assistant professor of history and political science at Illinois College, specializes in 19th century United States history, civil war and reconstruction, and the indigenous peoples of North America. The other panelists include Flannery Burke of St. Louis University and Frederick Fausz of University of Missouri-St. Louis, with panel moderator Daniel Scallet of Washington University.

"Documented Rights" runs through March 2 at the National Archives at St. Louis’ new facility located at 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis. Exhibit hours are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can visit the online exhibit at
About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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