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Champaign County African American History Committee


The staff of the UIUC Afro-American Studies and Research Program, the Krannert Art Museum and the Early American Museum worked with members of the Champaign County African American History Committee to coordinate, organize and develop an exhibit on Champaign County African Americans titled, "Through the Years: African American History Comes Home".

The exhibit includes newspaper articles, photos, quotes from oral histories, and other historical documents such as receipts, letters, graduation programs, and census records. Themes cover early African American families, churches, community activism, military service, education, arts and entertainment, businesses, and fraternal and social organizations. Local residents have also contributed memorabilia such as barber and hair stylist equipment and personal items such as teapots, hair combs, lace and china.

An added feature of the exhibit is that it travels and has been made available to area schools and public institutions. Please contact us if you are interested in bringing this exhibit to your area.

Mailing address: Champaign County African-American History Committee
Champaign Park District, Douglass Annex
512 E. Grove
Champaign, IL 61820
Attn: Barbara McGee
E-mail: littlefi@uiuc.edu

To see on-line samples, visit our Virtual Exhibit:

Early Families
Community Activities
& Social Organizations
Arts &

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