Virginia Duffield

historybuff 4 years, 4 months ago on Missouri State chief sorry for band playing ’Dixie’

In 1906, three black men were lynched in that square. I think that is one of the reasons some people were upset by the playing of "Dixie" in that particular place. The story should have included that information in order to be complete. Springfield had a pretty nasty history when it came to blacks after the Civil War.