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A Taste of Springfield, Illinois

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT SPRINGFIELD?

  1. Springfield is the third and current capital of the US state of Illinois and the county seat of Sangamon County with a population of 116,250 (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2010), making it the sixth most populated city in the state and the second most populated Illinois city outside of the Chicago Metropolitan Area.

  2. Sparked by the alleged rape of a white woman by a black man and the murder of a white engineer, supposedly also by a black man, in Springfield, and reportedly angered by the high degree of corruption in the city, some white residents took their anxiety and frustration out on blacks. Rioting broke out on August 14, 1908 and continued for three days in a period of violence known as the Springfield Race Riot. Gangs of white youth and blue-collar workers attacked the predominantly black areas of the city known as the Levee district, where most black businesses were located, and the Badlands, where many black residences stood. Two blacks were lynched and four whites were killed by gunfire when black property-owners sought to defend their homes and businesses. The riot ended when the governor sent in more than 3,700 militiamen to patrol the city, but isolated incidents of white violence against blacks continued in Springfield into September. It led to the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

  3. Springfield is known for some popular food items: the corn dog on a stick is claimed to have been invented in the city under the name “Cozy Dog”, although there is some debate to the origin of the snack.

  4. Although not born in Springfield, Lincoln is the city's most famous resident. He lived there for 24 years. The only home he ever owned is open to the public, seven days a week, free of charge, and operated by the National Park Service.

  5. The median income for a household in the city was $39,388, and the median income for a family was $51,298.

Radio Stations
WLWJ 88.1 FM Petersburg, IL Religious
WQNA 88.3 FM Springfield, IL Variety
WTIM 97.3 FM Taylorville, IL News/Talk
WXAJ 99.7 FM Hillsboro, IL Top-40
W266BZ (WDBR) 101.1 FM Springfield, IL Top-40
WQQL 101.9 FM Springfield, IL Oldies
WSOY 102.9 FM Decatur, IL Top-40
WDBR 103.7 FM Springfield, IL Top-40
WDKR 107.3 FM Maroa, IL Oldies
W298AP (WTAX) 107.5 FM Springfield, IL News/Talk

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Demographics of Springfield, Illinois

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

75.8%

18.5%

0.2%

2.2%

2.0%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Springfield, Illinois

     
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Garvey / Tubman Cultural Arts and Research Center

Tubman Cultural Arts and Research Center


Tubman Cultural Arts and Research Center


Welcome to this Website and to our world. Together as co-founders , we indeed represent 100 plus years of working and serving children and young people of the “ African-American Community “ here in Illinois and throughout the United States.

Garvey/Tubman Center’s programming provides access to the Arts through in-depth art instruction and experiences. Multidisciplinary instruction is offered to at-risk youth , children , and families , as are performances , and events that engage the larger community. The “Center” is home for young artist to present their work in our gallery , exhibitions , including workshops , studios , and computer lab in a nurturing and uplifting environment.

We are committed to achieving a new reality for our children and young people by creating a culture of sharing meaningful creations , and providing skilled mentors who respond to their Social , Emotional ,and Academic needs. A environment where participants can be both learners and leaders , building relationships while researching their heritage and pursuing their dreams and aspirations.

“ I ‘ Am Because We Are , Because We Are I ‘Am

http://www.garveytubman.org/

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Businesses in Springfield, Illinois


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Brigitte Africa Hair Braiding -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 614 North Grand Avenue E Springfield, IL 62702-3929 (217) 679-0368

  2. Iso African Hair Braiding -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 1810 Adlai Stevenson DR, Springfield, IL 62703 (217) 585-1105

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Garvey / Tubman Cultural Arts and Research Center -  Category: Cultural Arts -  “ I ‘ Am Because We Are , Because We Are I ‘Am  604 South 11th St, Springfield, IL 62703 (217) 553-5847 (217) 303-9406   - (visit website)

  2. Pure-News USA -  Category: African American Newspaper -   1701 South College, Springfield, Illinois 62704 (217) 528-5588

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store -  Category: American, Southern, Breakfast -   5975 S 6th St Rd Springfield, IL 62703 (217) 529-2290   - (visit website)

  2. Fresh Wings & Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food/Barbecue Restaurants -   1100 S Martin Luther King Jr Dr Springfield, IL 62703 (217) 527-8587

  3. Mimosa -  Category: American, Diner, Southern, Soul Food -   4201 Wabash Ave Springfield, IL 62711 (217) 787-8833

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CHURCHES



  1. Miracle Temple Church of God In Christ -  1201 S Pope Ave Springfield, IL 62703-2730 (217) 523-3209   - (visit website)

  2. Pentecost Tabernacle Church of God In Christ -  1230 S 14th St Springfield, IL 62703 (217) 744-1139

  3. St John A M E Church -  1529 E Capitol Ave. Springfield, IL (217) 523-3969   - (visit website)

  4. St Paul Ame Church -  1130 S 16th St Springfield (217) 522-4796

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