Civil Rights Stories Interviews

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Civil Rights Stories Interviews

Illinois’s African-Americans often have important Civil Rights stories to preserve, but their experiences encompass so much more. Theirs are often stories about the strength of African-American families, or of cherished institutions, or their own personal service, struggles or experiences. This project provides a venue for all of that, a place to preserve the vibrant voices of African-Americans from all walks of life. 


Timuel Black - Civil Rights Stories

He talks about civil rights and Chicago City Colleges

Lynne Cleverdon - Civil Rights Stories

1964 Mississippi voter registration drive

Connie Edwards - Civil Rights Stories

Nurse with the 24th Evacuation Hospital during Vietnam War

Kathryn Harris - Civil Rights Stories

Kathryn's early life until high school

Manker Harris - Civil Rights Stories

A Church of God minister who was very active in the civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s

Frank Williams - Civil Rights Stories

Growing up in Flint, MI, high school football and expulsion from school

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