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Lee Eilbrchet, UIUC alum, donated these photographs to Doris Hoskins in the mid-1990s. They appear to depict a ground-breaking at Salem Baptist Church, perhaps of an annex constructed in the mid-1950s. Please help us improve this caption by…

A new WILL-FM production, Message From Home: A Tribute to Brother Jack McDuff, is a musical tour through more than 40 years of McDuff recordings. Airing on WILL-FM at 8 pm on Saturday, September 15--two days before McDuff would have turned 75, the…

May 17, 2004 marked the 50th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court decision that unanimously held that racial segregation of public schools violated the 14th Amendment. The legacy of the Brown decision lives in numerous public events,…

Dissertation describing the segregated nature of Champaign-Urbana and the struggle to integrate various facilities, especially around Campustown. Education Dissertation, UIUC

Brief essay on recent black migration to Champaign-Urbana, based on interviews with Charles Hamer, Florette Henri, Daniel Milo Johnson, Marcus E. John, and Margaret G. Wilder, mostly from Rose & Taylor's Barber Shop.

Describes the impact of various individuals associated with the University in pushing for the integration of various public facilities and private businesses in Champaign-Urbana in the early post-World War II period. Draws on the recently…

Part two of this special feature on African-American baseball leagues and teams focuses on the Champaign Eagles, part of the Eastern Illinois League in the 1950s and 1960s. Features personal reminiscences by Ernie Westfield, J.W. Pirtle, Bud Johnson,…

Tells stories about Negro League Baseball and its impact locally. Features biographies of individual players, such as John C. Johnson, Sr, Vernon C. Lewis, and Elsa Utley, as well as clippings from local newspapers describing the League.