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Bettie Allen - Springfield African-American History Foundation
Born in Springfield, Illinois, Bettie Allen began working as a mechanic as a young teenager and continued into adulthood, while also working for the state. She volunteered in the South doing voter registration and civil rights work in the 1960s. She discusses her family’s history in Springfield, World War II home front activities, her extensive travel including mission work in Africa, her involvement with the YWCA, and details of her career with the State of Illinois.