Springfield is on a list of proposed National Monuments highlighted in The Washington Post. The Antiquities Act of 1906 empowers the president to safeguard public lands and waters for the benefit of all Americans. President Biden could invoke the Antiquities Act to establish new national monuments.
NPR Special Resource Study
The Midwest Region SRS study team created the “architecture of erasure” concept to help the public understand the goal of the white mob to erase Black people from the land. The absence of structures is the important resource that NPS could manage if the site is added to the System.