SEGMENT: RACE-RELATIONS, CHURCH, & FOOD & MEALS
William Hubbard>UIS Collection H-I>UIS Collection H-I, Segment 18
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- NON-FARM WORK
- Worked construction until retirement. Wishes he could go back to work. Mentions wages.
- Mr. Hubbard remembers colored people coming to live with them after Springfield Riot. Family went to Springfield every day during riot to get the newspaper. Mentions hanging of colored fellow. People stayed at house for a month. Many had never been to the farm. Slept in hay loft & other places on farm. Some scared to go back to Springfield, some were not. His grandfather stayed in Springfield with a rifle on his lap. Mentions both grandparents were slaves & were not afraid. He took food from farm to his grandfather. People came from Springfield through cornfield, not on roads. People were killed that were never mentioned in the paper.
- Did not go to church during riot. Went to New Hope Baptist Church. Had to do milking chores after church. Mentions again no money for recreation.
- FOOD & MEALS
- Ate at relatives, not at restaurants. Doesn't like to eat food he doesn't know who prepared.