African-American History Museum To Open in Springfield

A new museum recognizing the contributions of African Americans to the history of Central Illinois opens its doors to the public Thursday.

As Peter Gray reports, museum organizers want it to be a gathering place to honor those who have fought for equality in a city with a checkered racial past.

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More details below on the museum’s grand opening event…

Springfield & Central Illinois African-American History Museum

Grand Opening Information: 

When: Thursday February 23, 2012 – 5:00 p.m to 7:30 p.m.

Where: 521 East Washington Street, Springfield, Illinois

Exhibit: “African-American Life & Contributions to Springfield in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s” featuring the work of renowned photographer Winfred “Doc” Helms

Speaker: Dr. Matthew Holden, Jr., Margaret L. Wepner Distinguished Professor UIS

Tickets: $20-person, $35-couple, $10-student, $5-children 12 & under

Phone: (217) 528-2725


Springfield African-American History Foundation and Museum Facebook Page

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Oral Histories Page

Wikipedia Article on Springfield Race Riot of 1908

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One Response to African-American History Museum To Open in Springfield

  1. sattraffren says:

    Всегда интересовался подобным вопросом и никогда не задумывался над ответом.

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