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Collection Details


Collection Name: Black Community Project
Repository Name: University of Illinois, Springfield. Archives/Special Collections. Oral History Collections [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Dates Spanned: 1974-1975
Description: 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. This project was funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Bicentennial Commission.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 24
Broad Subjects: Human Rights; Ethnic groups; Politics
ASP Subjects: African Americans; African Americans--Illinois; African Americans--Segregation; African Americans--Segregation--Illinois; Civil rights; Civil rights movements--United States; Community; Depressions--1929--United States; History; Illinois; Illinois--History; Local history; Oral history; Racism; Segregation; Springfield, IL; United States
Other Subjects: 1908 race riot
Collection Code: OHC0000397