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The History of Springfield - From 1908 to Now

Event Type
Film Screening
ECCE Speaker Series | Diversity Center| NAACP
Brookens Auditorium
Feb 8, 2019   4:00 pm  
Event is free and open to the public.
Originating Calendar
ECCE Speaker Series Community Calendar

This Black History Month event will begin with the screening of the 30-minute film "Springfield Had No Shame: The Springfield Race Riot of 1908". It will then be followed by a panel discussion with the current president of NAACP's Springfield and Illinois Chapter, Teresa Haley, as well as previous presidents, and members of the NAACP. The panelists will discuss the history and plight of the NAACP since its establishment in 1909 up until now, 110 years later.

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