William Washington (African-American history interviews)

Born in Springfield, William Washington graduated from Lanphier High School and Springfield Junior College.  He held various jobs until he started the Springfield’s Voice newspaper in 1972. schs logo (2)

In an interview for the Springfield African-American History Foundation series, Washington talked about the black-owned business neighborhoods that were eliminated by urban renewal.  He also discussed discrimination in entertainment and recreation venues and in the workplace.

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