Beverly Helm-Renfro (African-American history interviews)

Beverly Helm-Renfro was adopted when she was six months old and moved to Springfield with her foster parents.

In an interview for the Springfield African-American History Foundation series, she discusses growing up in Springfield, including the changes she has witnessed over the years.

schs-logo-22She also talks about her father, Eddie Winfred “Doc” Helm, the prolific Springfield photographer.  Finally, she briefly discusses her job as a secretary to state senator Barack Obama.

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1 Response to Beverly Helm-Renfro (African-American history interviews)

  1. Charles Frank says:

    Im looking for Jimmy Helms who was from Springfield IL. I met him at Whitman AFB MO back in the 70’s. He was a photographer then is how I met him. Any relations?

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