You are being asked to contribute a text to eBlackCU, which is developing a digital record of African-American experiences in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Your participation in this project will allow future scholars, and people such as yourself, to gain a greater understanding of this community and its past.

You must be 13 years of age or older to submit material to us. Your submission of material constitutes your permission for, and consent to, its dissemination and use in connection with eBlackCU in all media in perpetuity. If you have so indicated on the form, your material will be published on the eBlackCU website (with or without your name, depending on what you have indicated). Otherwise, your response will only be available to approved researchers using eBlackCU. The material you submit must have been created by you, wholly original, and shall not be copied from or based, in whole or in part, upon any other photographic, literary, or other material, except to the extent that such material is in the public domain. Further, submitted material must not violate any confidentiality, privacy, security or other laws.

By submitting material to eBlackCU you release, discharge, and agree to hold harmless eBlackCU and persons acting under its permission or authority, including a public library or archive to which the collection might be donated for purposes of long-term preservation, from any claims or liability arising out eBlackCU's use of the material, including, without limitation, claims for violation of privacy, defamation, or misrepresentation.

eBlackCU has no obligation to use your material.

You will be sent via email a copy of your contribution to eBlackCU. We cannot return any material you submit to us so be sure to keep a copy. eBlackCU will not share your email address or any other information with commercial vendors.

If you are unclear about any aspect of this consent form, you may contact eBlackCU by email for clarification at