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Home and Community: The 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act
August 2 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
As part of the Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: Springfield’s Bicentennial Town Hall Series, Presented by the Illinois Bicentennial Coordinating Committee of Springfield
August topic: Home and Community: The 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, signed on April 11, 1968 by President Lyndon B. Johnson just days after the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Watch the Illinois REALTORS® video commemorating the Act’s anniversary. Then “history comes alive” with stories from the Bicentennial Plaza interpretive panels related to fair housing, featuring local historians who researched the panel stories for this new public space along the Jackson Street Corridor between Fifth and Sixth streets in downtown Springfield.
Bicentennial Plaza – A REALTOR® Community Partnership opens August 2018 and is dedicated to President Abraham Lincoln’s vision for America as a country with opportunity and equality for all. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-529-2600.