African American History Connections to the Frank House Focus of Saturday (Feb. 27) Talk

KrisAnn Sullivan
Frank House director, 308.865.8284 OR

UNK– “Frank Talks: African American History Connections to the Frank House” is the focus of a 1:30 p.m. presentation Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Frank House.

“The main topics are the work of two generations of Franks in the Abolitionist movement and the life of Eliza Galoway, the Frank’s cook and chief-of-staff,” said KrisAnn Sullivan, Frank House director. “The archives contain a fantastic collection of historical documents of the Frank family and Eliza Galoway.

“Photographs, written accounts by Galoway’s friends of her life as a slave and caterer, and Galoway’s will are all in the archives,” Sullivan said. “She was quite a lady, to say the least, and her story is one to be retold and remembered.” The talk will feature a discussion of the abolitionist movement, as well as the story of Galoway, a former slave who became a Kearney caterer.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the “Saturdays at the Frank House” series of presentations. The Frank House is located at the University of Nebraska at Kearney West Campus.

The discussion will be led by UNK student Cody Jarvis, a senior history and economics major from North Platte.

“I think the entire Frank Family connection to the abolitionist movement and the experiences of Eliza Galloway are interesting and an important part of Kearney’s history,” Jarvis said.