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  • Springfield Urban League Collection

The Springfield Urban League was founded in 1926 to help improve the lives of African American residents. The organization provides services focusing on social conditions and civil rights for Springfield's African American, Hispanic, and other emerging ethnic communities.

Activities featured in the photographs center around Springfield's African American community from the 1940s through the 1960s. The pictures include images of annual meetings, scholarship teas, youth rallies, and activities with public officials including Adlai Stevenson, II, and Martin Luther King, Sr. 

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