1908 Race Riot

Historian Kathryn Harris during a driving tour of Springfield, Illinois, described a 1908 event in which 5,000 white citizens stormed into black… read more

Historian Kathryn Harris during a driving tour of Springfield, Illinois, described a 1908 event in which 5,000 white citizens stormed into black neighborhoods in the town, resulting in the lynching of black citizens and the burning of businesses. She recounted the events leading up to the riot and the effects it has had on the city.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2019 LCV Cities Tour” in Springfield, Illinois, from January 19-25, 2019, to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2. close

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1908 Race Riot

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Program ID:
457792-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Tour
Location:
Springfield, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Feb 16, 2019 | 9:15pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Feb 23, 2019 | 11:48am EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Feb 16, 2019 | 9:15pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 17, 2019 | 2:44am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 17, 2019 | 3:18pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 18, 2019 | 5:18am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 18, 2019 | 6:26am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 19, 2019 | 7:48am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 23, 2019 | 11:48am EST | C-SPAN 3
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