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Black community project

Repository: University of Illinois at Springfield. Archives/Special Collections

Collection Description (Extant): Interviews by Rev. Negil L. McPherson for the SSU Oral History Office, 1974-75

Members of the African-American community of Springfield, Illinois describe their childhood and family backgrounds, employment, schooling, church and community activities, racial segregation and discrimination, the 1908 race riot, the Depression, and social life in Springfield.

Origin Info: This project was funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Bicentennial Commission.

Access Copy Note: All material must be used in the archives reading room. Audio and videotapes and electronic records may be viewed in the Educational Technology Media Lab (LIB 140).

Transcripts may be accessed from collection URL; transcripts and digital audio files are also at the Illinois Digital Archives:

Collection URL: External Link

Date(s): 1974-1975

Digital Status: Yes

Extent: 22 interviews (audiocassette and digital files), transcripts

Language: English

Interviewees: Orville Artis, Lottie Bridgewater, LeRoy Brown, Charles F. Bunch, Sr., Edith Carpenter, Sharlottie Carr, Phoebe Mitchell Day, Euphemia Dungy, Margaret Ferguson, Mattie Hale, Mae Hammons, Albert Harris, Leota Singleton Harris, Bruce K. Hayden, Sr., Allie Hopkins, William B. Hubbard, Clarence Liggins, Charles S. Lockhart, Rev. Harry Mann, Alice Martin, Orville McDaniel, Jack Pettiford, Theodore T. Rose, Harlan Watson

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


African American churches
African American women--Societies and clubs
African Americans--Employment
African Americans--Illinois
African Americans--Social conditions
Discrimination in employment
Discrimination in housing
Discrimination in medical care
Medical care
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Urban League
Race discrimination--Illinois
School integration--Illinois


Sound recordings


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