Event Details

  • February 21, 2017
  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Free


  • Lincoln Library (Springfield Public Library) - Carnegie Room North
  • 326 S 7th St
  • Springfield, IL 62701
  • 217-753-4900
  • http://www.lincolnlibrary.info/

Event Description

As part of Black History Month, the Sangamon County Historical Society presents speaker Kathryn Harris, retired library services director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, who will discuss the race riots of 1908 and how they led to the formation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The program will analyze why the race riots developed, who caused it and its impact then and now.

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