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by OneAdmin    |   February 1, 2021

Teresa HaleyAs Black History Month gets underway, the head of the local NAACP chapter says she hopes a national historic site marking Springfield’s 1908 race riots can be officially in place by the year 2025.

Appearing live on the WMAY Morning Newsfeed, Teresa Haley says she continues to work closely with Illinois’s congressional delegation, including Republican Representative Rodney Davis and Democratic Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth on the designation.

Haley says work is also continuing on both public funding and private donations to establish the site and make it a meaningful an educational experience for visitors and scholars.

Listen to interview with Teresa Haley, President Springfield NAACP: