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HCA 2017: Turn the Light of Truth Upon Them (Tour)

July 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

“Turn the Light of Truth Upon Them” is a walking tour of downtown Springfield that will help you understand the August 1908 Springfield Race Riot and the events resulting from it.

The Race Riot represents a tragic part of our city’s past that became a catalyst leading to the formation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

The tour begins just inside the south entrace of the Old State Capitol State Historic Site each Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. during History Comes Alive. The tour is free; donations are accepted.


July 18
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm


Old State Capitol Historic Site
1 Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701 United States
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