SEGMENT: TOWNS, POLITICS, & HEALTH
William Hubbard>UIS Collection H-I>UIS Collection H-I, Segment 19
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- 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.
- "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.
- 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.