THE WASHINGTON POST
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 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.
1908 RACE RIOT
In 1908, a race riot broke out in Springfield, Illinois, and lasted three days. The 1908 Race Riot led to the formation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). WICS and WRSP New Channel 20 interviews Teresa Haley.
1908 RACE RIOT study
Special Resource Study Civic Engagement Summary November 2022 – The National Park Service, in partnership with the Springfield NAACP, the City of Springfield, and Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS), planned and conducted outreach…
ACTIVIST OF THE YEAR
NAACP Names Teresa Haley inaugural Activist of the Year. The Springfield, Ill., native and NAACP branch president has long been an advocate for her community. Featured in 2020 July Crisis Magazine. READ MORE
the 10 principles
Teresa Haley, president of the Illinois Chapter of the NAACP, talks about “the 10 Principles” agreement with the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police in an event at the Old State Capitol in Springfield on March 22, 2018.
Covid-19 and The Black Community
It has been said that when America catches a cold, Black America catches pneumonia. This horrific reality proved accurate as we witnessed the devastating impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its appalling influence on the Black and under-served communities.