Silence Broken: The Story of the 1908 Race Riots | Illinois State Museum (Virtual)

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The 1908 Springfield Race Riot has been a more common topic of conversation in recent years with excavations and discoveries as well as national conversations about race in our communities.

Virtual Event

However, for the better part of a century, most Illinoisans didn’t know it had occurred and it was rarely discussed in public forums. Join Historian Doris J. Bailey for a discussion of why this pivotal event was a hidden history for so long and learn about the brave activism and research that finally broke the silence. Advanced registration is required at and space is limited.

Event Details

Feb 16, 2022
6:30pm - 7:30pm

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