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Report prepared by Champaign-Urbana League of Women Voters

Photographs of Willa Mae Varnado Pickens (d. May 15, 1960), who was director of Music at Salem Baptist Church.

Dissertation describing the segregated nature of Champaign-Urbana and the struggle to integrate various facilities, especially around Campustown. Education Dissertation, UIUC

Describes the impact of various individuals associated with the University in pushing for the integration of various public facilities and private businesses in Champaign-Urbana in the early post-World War II period. Draws on the recently…

Part two of this special feature on African-American baseball leagues and teams focuses on the Champaign Eagles, part of the Eastern Illinois League in the 1950s and 1960s. Features personal reminiscences by Ernie Westfield, J.W. Pirtle, Bud Johnson,…

Tells stories about Negro League Baseball and its impact locally. Features biographies of individual players, such as John C. Johnson, Sr, Vernon C. Lewis, and Elsa Utley, as well as clippings from local newspapers describing the League.

A report on various issues African-American residents of Champaign-Urbana faced during the 1940s. Compiled by the League of Women Voters.