Tuesday, February 18, 2020

UIS discussion will focus on race riot site, Cahokia Mounds

The University of Illinois Springfield Lunch & Learn Series at the Student Union Ballroom on March 3 will focus on two historic archeological sites.

The discussion begins at 11:30 a.m. and will explore the unearthing of the 1908 Springfield Race Riot site and the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site.

UIS student Katie Brethorst, a senior history major, will discuss her experience as an intern helping to unearth important historical artifacts from the site of the race riot, located along the 10th Street railroad tracks and Madison Street in Springfield.

William Iseminger, archaeologist, author and retired assistant site manager of the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, will discuss the prehistoric mysteries of the largest, most complex archaeological site north of Mexico, considered America’s first city.

This story appeared in The State Journal-Register on Feb. 17, 2020.

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