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From the Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection.

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Files on various programs in the North End housed at the Champaign County Historical Archives. Includes information on the Community Advocacy Dept, Progress Association for Economic Development, North End Gospel, North Urbana, and a four-part series…

Includes the official City of Champaign urban renewal plans for the northeast district in 1963 and 1969. Located in the Champaign County Historical Archives, Urbana Free Library.

Promotional booklet describing University programs aimed at local community concerns. Includes mention of many programs created in the wake of the civil rights movement and local activism for change. Copied from the Internet Archive:…

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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,…

Housing in Champaign-Urbana was at one time segregated; African-Americans lived primarily in northeast Champaign and the adjacent area of Urbana. African-Americans were not permitted to attend schools of choice but were limited to Lawhead and Willard…

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Memo from Consuella Lewis, coordinator in the Champaign-Urbana area, to all the collectors for the Black Women in the Middle
West Heritage Project. A response from Loretha M. Harmon.

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Selections from the News-Gazette on racism, the Ku Klux Klan, Civil Rights, Poverty, Sanitation, Crime and other aspects of African-American life featured in the local newspaper.

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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.