The History of Springfield – From 1908 to Now - Film Screening and Panel Discussion with NAACP Representatives
From Jeffrey Sudduth on February 26th, 2019
Cosponsored by UIS Diversity Center and NAACP
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.