Introduction to eBlackCU

eBlackCU is a collaborative portal on African-American history and culture in Champaign-Urbana. Everyone is welcome to use and add to this website. Visit the detailed introduction to eBlackCU to learn more about what eBlackCU is doing, and how it can be used to find information on local African-American history and culture.

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Develop Digital Community Memory

eBlackCU is developing a manual on best practices for digital community history projects that can be used anywhere. Visit the manual for more information.

eBlackCU is using tagging to make history come alive. A tag is a term applied to an item to enable people to access items by subjects, such as Education, Housing Decade or Community Organizations. Click on a tag below to get started exploring this digital archive of local history, or visit our tags page to see a list of all tags.

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Research guide

This research guide contains pointers to the main collections of publicly accessible information on local African-American history, found in libraries, archives, museums and media outlets. Last updated March 14, 2010.

eBlackCU is a program administered by the Community Informatics Research Laboratory of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This project received funding from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Public Engagement at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010 and 2011.