The Springfield Race Riot of 1908


Subject:
Activism , Social Issues , U.S. History By Place , Illinois , Race Relations , Riots

Description:
This illustrated narrative recounts the August 1908 race riot in Springfield, Illinois, starting with the events of the later afternoon and evening of August 14, when a crowd demanded the release of two prisoners at the city's jail, and continuing with the violent events that followed. Includes curriculum materials. Part of Illinois Periodicals Online (IPO), a digital imaging project at the Northern Illinois University Libraries funded by the Illinois State Library.

Creator:
Senechal, Roberta

Publisher:
Northern Illinois University

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.lib.niu.edu/1996/iht329622.html


PID= res:lii-26670