Lincoln Colored Home


Lee Hubbard is a son of the late Lyman Hubbard Sr., a former Tuskegee Airman who returned to his hometown of Springfield in 2005 after a career in the military and bought the former Lincoln Colored Home, the first orphanage for African-Americans in Illinois. It was his father's vision of developing it into a museum and community center, but Lyman Hubbard Sr. died in 2012 before he could secure funding for the project. Lee Hubbard is working with volunteers and hopes to see his father's wishes carried out.