Beardstown flooding forces immigration event delay

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Springfield-- Flooding in western Illinois has forced the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum to postpone a Cinco de Mayo event that will feature immigration experiences among Latino communities.

 

The event scheduled for Sunday included panelists and invited guests from Beardstown. Residents there face severe Illinois River flooding because of spring rain.

 

Library officials say they will reschedule "Recuerdos-Memories: Latino Experience in the Land of Lincoln."

 

Judges, professors and other educators, and community activists were to share personal experiences with immigration and its role in their communities. Beardstown has a large Latino population.

 

A group, El Nuevo Trio Acapulco was scheduled to play "corridos" during the event. They are Mexican ballads about oppression, immigration, revolution and other social conditions.

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