Illinois Senators re-introduce legislation to designate 1908 Race Riot scene as national monument

Illinois’s two U.S. senators have re-introduced legislation to have the scene of the 1908 Race Riot designated as a national monument.

It’s the third attempt by Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth to obtain that designation for the archeological site near Madison Street and the 10th Street rail corridor, where ruins of Black-owned homes burned in that violent attack were uncovered during work on the rail project.

The designation would put the site under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, which says the site offers a unique opportunity to tell the story of violence against Black Americans in the early 20th Century.

Region: Springfield,Local,City: Springfield,Region: Central

via Local – 92.7 WMAY

February 11, 2023 at 08:06PM

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