Springfield is on a list of proposed National Monuments highlighted in The Washington Post. The Antiquities Act of 1906 empowers the president to safeguard public lands and waters for the benefit of all Americans. President Biden could invoke the Antiquities Act to establish new national monuments.
NPS Special Resource Study
The Midwest Region SRS study team created the “architecture of erasure” concept to help the public understand the goal of the white mob to erase Black people from the land. The absence of structures is the important resource that NPS could manage if the site is added to the System.
Criminal Justice Reform Bill
Springfield NAACP & Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc
1908 Race Riot Site Declaration
30th Addition to African American Civil Rights Network
1908 Race Riot National Monument
City of Springfield pledge to donate property for monument
Teresa Haley | 2019 First Citizen Award
“2019 First Citizen Award,” Springfield, IL
10 Shared Principles of Interaction
ILACP and the Illinois NAACP State Conference made history.
Springfield NAACP & Park Service
Special Resource Study Public Forum
Illinois NAACP president on Redistricting Lawsuit
Illinois NAACP president on redistricting lawsuit and gerrymandering.
Springfield Civil Rights History
In 1908, a race riot broke out in the capital city and lasted three days.