Free Frank McWorter: Meet a genuine Illinois hero and the family trying to save his legacy

Chicago's Afternoon News

Cover art from “New Philadelphia” by Gerald McWorter & Kate Williams-McWorter
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The great-great-grandson of Free Frank McWorter, Gerald McWorter, and his wife Kate Williams-McWorter join Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about the history of the first town founded in the United States by free black man and the lasting impact of New Philadelphia, IL.

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