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Beak, Joel Ralph. "The Employability of the Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, Negro." MA Thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1964.

Bial, Raymond. In All My Years: Portraits of Older Blacks in Champaign-Urbana. Champaign, IL: Champaign…

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This source is an article on the history of blues in the Champaign Urbana area, including the instruments of blues. It features some color photographs: Champaign/Urbana Blues Photo © Kirby Vandivort by Sam Leighty(October 2009) I wasn't…

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Amateur history of railroads and their impact on migration to and from the county during the late 19th and early 20th century. Features many photographs and maps.

Table of Contents: Introduction – Vernon L. Barkstall; Profile of Key Data – John H. McClendon; The Demography of Black Champaign County – Mary Blackstone; It Seems to Me – Taylor Thomas; Black Female Headed Households and Literacy in…

CHAMPAIGN – With 13 school days left in the existing Washington Elementary School building, students, parents and teachers – past and present – celebrated the school's 50-plus years of history.

The school hosted a "Night to Remember" on…

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This project aims to answer the following questions: 1) What is the historical background of the Central Black Student Union (CBSU)? 2) Does CBSU still perform the same functions and hold fast to the same traditions and beliefs that they once…

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Yntema, teacher, discusses early 20th century life in Champaign County, Illinois:
upper-class family and home life, childhood, family vacations, women's suffrage,
the towns of Urbana and Champaign, Depression, and banking business of the
Busey…

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Features photograph of Charles Phillips and discussion of Salem Baptist Church's history.

Finding Aid .Research notes and draft chapters in the Illinois Writers Project/"Negro in Illinois" Papers are arranged according to the sequence of chapters in the projected book on African American history and culture in Illinois. Where the…