Glennette Tilley Turner
Glennette Tilley Turner served on the National Park Service Underground Railroad Advisory Committee and testified before U.S. Senate and House subcommittees and the Illinois Senate in support of Underground Railroad legislation. She has been a consultant on Underground Railroad projects at Naper Settlement, the Graue Mill and Museum, the Wheaton History Center, Blackberry Farm, C/CURE and for a film produced for the Illinois Bureau of Tourism. Her writings on the Underground Railroad appear in publications of the National Parks and Conservation Association, the Illinois State Library, and the Illinois Bureau of Tourism. She has been interviewed on C-SPAN and other cable and network television outlets. She was narrator for the Chicago Opera Theater's production of Harriet Tubman. She was also the host of the PBS series "Globe Trekkers" on a tour of the Underground Railroad in the Chicago area
She is the author of The Underground Railroad in Illinois, Running for Our Lives, Take a Walk in Their Shoes, Follow in Their Footsteps, Lewis Howard Latimer, Surprise for Mrs. Burns and the just published picture book, An Apple for Harriet Tubman. Her work has been featured in a film produced for the Illinois State Library and in electronic and print media. She contributed to such major works as the Encyclopedia of Chicago, Women Building Chicago: 1790-1990, and Passage on the Underground Railroad. She has spoken for and/or conducted Underground Railroad workshops at Illinois State Historical Society and Illinois Gifted conferences, the Library of Congress, ICSS, Printer's Row Book Fair, Argonne National Laboratory, Elmhurst and Lake Forest colleges, schools, and libraries throughout the Chicago area.
Mrs. Turner participates in the authors-in-the-schools literacy programs of Near South Planning Board, and Open Book. She serves on the boards of the Graue Mill and Museum, the DuPage Historical Society, the Wheaton Media Commission, Northern Illinois University Children's Literature Conference Committee and is an Illinois Humanities Council Roads Scholar. She has been interviewed by the Historymakers.
Address: Newman Educational Publishing, PO Box 461, Glen Ellyn, IL 60138
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