LETTER TO NPS: Designate Springfield, IL Race Riot Location a National Monument

Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) submitted the following letter to the National Park Service calling on President Biden to designate the Springfield, Illinois site of the 1908 Race Riot as a new national monument to, “help teach our nation about an important yet tragic part of our history and how these injustices manifested, as well as the heroism of those that stood against violence and oppression.”

Read the full letter below.

 

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