In the summer of 1978 the Champaign-Urbana community became aware of a local mural project. Young men like L. Nolan, M. Mitchell, S. Brown, and P. Caston were part of the group of 20 high school students and young adults that assisted in the creation of what became known as the Park Street Mural.

In the summer of 2010 six African-American high school students and young adults were hired by the University of Illinois to work on digitizing the history of African-Americans in Champaign-Urbana. Among their projects was creating a digital representation of the Park Street Mural and its history. This website is the result. We hope you enjoy it! Please send us any and all feedback and commentary by visiting the eBlackCU contact page.