Jul
31
Sat
History Comes Alive!
Jul 31 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Beverly Peters: “Springfield Race Riot”

History Comes Alive!

Beverly Peters will tell the true story of the Springfield, Illinois Race Riot when a white mob hastily and violently reacted to the lie that a White woman had been assaulted by a Black man.

Presentation begins at 1:30 p.m. and will be held at the Springfield & Central Illinois African American History Museum.   Please call the Museum at 217-391-6323 to make a reservation since space will be limited to 60% capacity.

Aug
7
Sat
History Comes Alive!
Aug 7 @ 1:30 pm

Jim Lewis: “Civil Rights Laws”

History Comes Alive!

Jim Lewis, former civil rights worker and civil rights attorney in Mississippi (1966-1973) and former United States Attorney here (2010-2016), will speak on the history, meaning and impact of our country’s civil rights laws–in healing our country’s divisions based on race.

Presentation begins at 1:30 p.m. and will be held at the Springfield & Central Illinois African American History Museum.   Please call the Museum at 217-391-6323 to make a reservation since space will be limited to 60% capacity.

Sep
4
Sat
Negro League Baseball Exhibit
Sep 4 – Oct 30 all-day

The Negro League Baseball Exhibit will be at the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum. 

Oct
22
Fri
Annual Gala
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm

Save the Date! Details will follow!