SEGMENT: TOWNS

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

SEGMENT: TOWNS,

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TOWNS
Mr. Hubbard notes the few negro businesses in Springfield when he moved to town. Three grocery stores owned by negroes. Many negro carpenters, but unlikely to get work for big business. Most were not in union & had trouble getting in union. Mr. Hubbard tells how he got in union. Also a restaurant, a pool hall, & a movie theater. Mentions the Duncan family who owned Pekin Theatre & pool hall. Also a funeral home. Mentions Leon's gas filling station, but notes he did not pay well. Mentions lawyer Gibbs & lawyer Williams. Williams studied to be a lawyer in coal mines. Mentions lawyer Clarence Davis that did not treat Mr. Hubbard well who would not pay wife's medical bill because someone else put her in hospital.