Thursday, September 18, 2008

1908 race riot in Springfield from the Illinois Channel

In July of last year I posted a link to a program from the Illinois Channel about the race riots. The IL Channel has two more programs about the race riots on the air this week. You can watch this online of course or you can watch this on CAN-TV this weekend. When you get to the CAN-TV website check the programming schedule.

The first program has IL Chan's Terry Martin (who's also the executive director) interviewing Carole Merrit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield. We see a little bit of the museum exhibit about the race riots. There is some discussion about race playing a role today is it did then.

The second program has a panel of historians talk about the Springfield race riots and it's legacies. I will also note that this panel marked 100 years since the race riots.

Both programs' duration is about 1 hr. 30 mins.

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