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Mission Statement

To build the first voting rights museum in the state of Illinois, and tell the story of the first Black man to vote in Illinois, David Strother. 

Check out Peoria Public Radio's Story on David Strother

Produced by Tory Dahlhoff for WCBU.ORG

In addition to telling David Strother's story, this museum will highlight the larger story of civil rights for African Americans, voting rights of women, Indigenous Americans, Asian Americans, and many others who have had to fight for their right to vote. 

Construction Update & Plans

  • Summer 2021: Construction planning 

  • Late 2022 : Construction begins

  • April 4th 2024: Museum Grand Opening 

Meet The Board

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