SEGMENT: TOWNS, POLITICS, & HEALTH

William Hubbard>UIS Collection H-I>UIS Collection H-I, Segment 19

SEGMENT: TOWNS, POLITICS, & HEALTH,

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HEALTH
Mr. Hubbard describes crowding in hospital & perhaps some discrimination. Story of father & his bedpan. Believes his father died of constipation. Had prostate problems. Gives ages of parents at death.
POLITICS
"People double-cross you." He was a Democrat. Many blacks were staunch Republicans. Claims President Lincoln didn't free colored people, they freed themselves. They fought to get freedom. Story of cousin questioning why he became a Democrat & relating hard time his father had. Believes Republicans will not give "our people" much. Mentions President Roosevelt. Ran for precinct committeeman.
TOWNS
Mr. Hubbard states that many colored people in Springfield when he moved there. Coloreds lived on east side of Springfield. Jews lived on Jefferson St. Notes that some coloreds had a white person buy land in west Springfield. Believes they did not trick whites enough. Mr. Hubbard cleaned restrooms at Fairgrounds because he did not want to be shoe-shine & be called nigger.