Springfield, Illinois, Race Riot of 1908


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

Description:
Compilation of material about the commemoration of "the 100th anniversary of what has become known as 'the Springfield Race Riot of 1908'. The events of two sweltering days in August of 1908 shocked the nation and led to the formation of the NAACP." Includes a downloadable brochure about the event with a self-guided walking tour of Springfield, links to related websites, and an events calendar. From the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Publisher:
Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.visit-springfieldillinois.com/Race-Riots/


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