Largely forgotten today, Andre Cailloux was one of the first Black military heroes of the Civil War
Free Frank McWorter rescued his family from slavery and then established a town in Illinois.
Items on loan from Springfield's African American sororities tell a century-long story of women helping women.
Born into slavery, he died a century later as an attorney and community leader
Born in Mississippi, Willie Dixon came to Illinois to help transform the Blues.
Document offers a peek into an escape from slavery
One champion of racial equality visits the home of another.
When a small group of bus drivers went on strike in Chicago, it was not just a strike against the city. It was a strike against the drivers' own union.
How did Andrew Jackson Smith distinguish himself during the Battle of Honey Hill on November 30, 1864?