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This is a hyperlink to a website documenting some aspect of the African-American experience in Champaign-Urbana. Copy-and-paste the below link into your browser to open the site. If the link does not work please contact us or try visiting the…

This qualitative study is an exploratory case analysis of First String, a Community
Team Inc., a unique grassroots association founded by a small group of African Americans in Champaign,
Illinois. The founders established the neighbourhood baseball…

"They played the game of baseball Because they loved the game, Never did they think that it Would be harder to get into The Baseball Hall of Fame" -- Excerpt from the poem Negro League Black Men by Ernie Westfield Last week, Barbara Broome received…

The cities of Champaign and Urbana honored Champaign residents Ernie Westfield and J.W. Pirtle Saturday afternoon as part of the National Negro Baseball League Recognition Day to be held Tuesday.

Both honorees played in the Negro Leagues during…