1908 Race Riot Walking Tour

A tragic series of events in Springfield's history led to the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909. The story of the 1908 Race Riot and its victims is told through a self-guided tour, beginning at the corner of Seventh and Jefferson Streets. To begin your tour, stop by the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau at 109 North 7th Street for a map and further information.