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
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