Allies in Springfield, IL



Allies in Springfield, IL


Leroy Brown shares his memories of the night of the riot in an interview and memoir found in the Oral History Collection of the University of Illinois at Springfield.

He lived at his employers' home, but they were out of town, and their son was fearful of the home being attacked if the mob knew that an African American was on the premises. He was taken in and hidden in the basement by a Mr. Leach, from Kentucky, who also gave him temporary work until his employers returned.

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