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 about page to learn more about what eBlackCU is doing, and how it can be used to find information on local African-American history and culture.
eBlackCU uses tags to help you locate information from the past. Visit the tags page to see a list of all tags.
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.
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.
Join the Community Technology Movement
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, and from the Illinois Humanities Council in 2012.
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Note: Decades have been incompletely cataloged. Contact us to help bring history to life.