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Springfield African American Historical Museum

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Address: 1440 Monument Ave, Springfield, IL 62702-2620
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+1 217-528-2725
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Nestled in the heart of the Lincoln tourism district, SAAHM preserves and...

Nestled in the heart of the Lincoln tourism district, SAAHM preserves and tells the rich, the conflicting, the tragic, and the triumphant history of African-Americans in Springfield and the surrounding area. The museum is more than just the race riot that inspired the creation of the NAACP. One question is all you need, what happened under Lincoln's shadow and does this alter his legacy?

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Enjoyed the experience. There was a brochure that asked you questions, that you could walk around and find the answers, sort of like a treasure hunt.

Reviewed 18 September 2016
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Enjoyed the experience. There was a brochure that asked you questions, that you could walk around and find the answers, sort of like a treasure hunt.

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Reviewed 16 June 2016

It was really good to see what life was like for African Americans. Most history books leave out people of color, like they were not there. Located at the entrance to the cemetery that holds Lincoln's Tomb, makes it very accessible for tourists. Has it's own parking lot.. In and out in less than 30 minutes.

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