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African Americans in Illinois Places other than Chicago

Ad Hoc Committee on African-American History.  Certain Aspects of the History of Evanston and Its Public Schools from an African-American Perspective. Evanston, IL: The Committee, 1992. 17 pp.

African-American Heritage, Rockford, Illinois. Rockford, IL: Rockford Area Convention & Vistors Bureau, 1998. 16 pp.

Armfield, Felix L. Black Life in West Central Illinois. Preface by Rev. C. T. Vivian. Chicago, IL: Arcadia, 2001. 128 pp.

Atwood, Jesse Howell. "Negro Youth in Galesburg, Illinois." In Atwood, Jesse, Donald W. Wyatt, Vincent J. Davis and Ira D. Walker. Thus Be Their Destiny: The Personality Development of Negro Youth in Three Communities. Washington, DC: American Council on Education, 1941. 96 pp.

Barr, Mary.  Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014.  303pp.

Blackmore, Jacqueline Yvonne. "African Americans and Race Relations in Gallatin County, Illinois from the Eighteenth Century to 1870." Ph.D. Thesis, Northern Illinois University, 1996. 302 pp.

Bruner, David Kenneth.  General Survey of the Negro Population of Evanston.  Evanston, IL:  Northwestern University, 1924.  74 pp.

Cabak, M.A., M.D. Groover and S.J. Wagers. "Health-Care and the Wayman AME Church." Historical Archaeology v.29, no. 2 (1995): 55-76. (Bloomington, IL).

Carlson, Shirley Jean Motley. "The Black Community in the Rural North: Pulaski County, Illinois, 1860-1900." Ph.D. Thesis, Washington University, 1982. 160 pp.

Cha-Jua, Sundiata Keita. America's First Black Town: Brooklyn, Illinois, 1830-1915. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2000. 276 pp.

_____. "'Join Hands and Heart with Law and Order': The 1893 Lynching of Samuel J. Bush and the Response of Decatur's African American Community."  Illinois Historical Journal 83 (1990:Autumn): 187+

_____. "A Warlike Demonstration": Legalism, Armed Resistance, and Black Political Mobilization in Decatur, Illinois, 1894-1898."  Journal of Negro History 83 (Winter, 1998): 52-72.

Chapman, Barbara. That Men Know So Little of Men: A History of the Negro in Rockford, Illinois, 1834-1973. Rockford, IL: Rockford Public Library, 1975. 190 pp.

Clark, Beverly. A Love to Cherish.  Columbus, MS: Genesis Press, 1998. 287 pp. (Fiction. Springfield, IL)

Costigan, David. "A City in Wartime: Quincy, Illinois and the Civil War." Ph.D. Thesis, Illinois State University, 1994. 334 pp.

Dawson, Nancy J. "The Impact on Student Learning: Study Abroad and African American College Students at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale." African Issues 2000 28(1-2): 124-129.

De Rose, Camille. The Camille De Rose Story: The True Story about the Cicero Race Riots and the Impending World-Wide Race Conflicts. Chicago: Erle Press, 1953. 348 pp.

Dorsey, James William. "The Quest for Doc's Garden: A Community Study of African-American Athletic Success." Ph.D. Thesis, The University of Iowa, 1999. 264pp. (Waukegan, IL)

Du Bois, David Graham.  ...And Bid Him Sing: A Novel.  Palo Alto, CA: Ramparts Press, 1975.  (Fiction. Cairo, IL)

The East St. Louis Race Riot of 1917. Edited by Elliott Rudwick. Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1985. 8 microfilm reels.

Frank, Daniel B. Deep Blue Funk & Other Stories: Portraits of Teenage Parents. Chicago, IL: The Ounce of Prevention Fund, 1983. 194 pp. (Evanston, IL)

Goodwin, Ruby Berkley.  It's Good to Be Black.  Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1953.  357pp.  (Biography. Du Quoin, IL)

Grenell, Keenan David. "The Economic Development Policy Process in Rockford, Illinois: the Political Leadership Role of a Black Mayor in a Predominantly White City." Ph.D. Thesis, Northern Illinois University, 1993. 271 pp.

Hays, Christopher K. "Way Down in Egypt Land: Conflict and Community in Cairo, Illinois, 1850-1930. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Missouri at Columbia, 1996. 485 pp.

Herda-Rapp, Ann.  "The Power of Informal Leadership: Women Leaders in the Civil Rights Movement."  Sociological Focus 31 (3): 341-355.  (Cairo, IL)

Honore, Sharon Albert.  "Empowered Voices: Freedom of Expression and African- American Community Radio." Ph. D. Thesis, University of Iowa, 1995.  185 pp. (Springfield, IL)

Illinois State Archives.  African-American Records. Springfield, IL: The Archives, 1999. 1 folded sheet (4 p.)   (Genealogical research series pamphlet ; no. 6)

In Unity There is Strength: A Pictorial History of the African American Community of Carbondale, Illinois. Paducah, KY: Turner Pub. Co., 1999. 138 pp.

Jelks, Edward B. The William Carey Barton Family: A Study in Historical Archaeology. Bloomington, IL: Bloomington-Normal Black History Project, McLean County Historical Society, 1996. 54 pp.

Jones, Leander Corbin. "Negro Radio: A Case Study of Station WBEE, Harvey, Illinois." Urbana, IL: [sn], 1968.

Jones, P. M. and Vickie Frost. Forgotten Soldiers: Murphysboro's African-American Civil War Veterans. Murphysboro, IL:  Class Publications Committee; Papyrus Consultants, 1994. 92 pp.

King, Coretta Scott. "Commencement Address at Illinois College." Vital Issues-Journal of African American Speeches 11 (Fall 2001): 45-50.

Krohe, James. Summer of Rage: The Springfield Race Riot of 1908. Springfield, IL: Sangamon County Historical Society, 1973. 26 pp.

Lantz, Herman R. A Community in Search of Itself: A Case History of Cairo, Illinois. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1972. 235 pp.

Leahy, Kent. "Racial Orientations of Black College Students."  Master's Thesis, Department of Sociology, Illinois State University, 1973.

Lightfoot, Orlando B.  "To Be Used or to Be Useful: The Question for Black Professionals, Cairo, Illinois, U.S.A." Afro-American Studies 2 (March 1972): 239+.

Litvin, Martin. Black Angel: A Fictional Re-telling of Sakey Richardson's Story.  Galesburg, IL: Log City Books, 1972. 85 pp.  (Fiction. Know County, IL).

Martin, Thad.  "Bracing for Hard Times." (profile of unemployed factory worker) Ebony 38 (August 1983): 78+  (Peoria, IL).

McBride, Lawrence W. Toward a More Gentle Time, Probably: The Bloomington- Normal Black History Project Curriculum Materials. Bloomington, IL: McLean County Historical Society, 1993. 63 pp. ERIC, Resources in Education (RIE) Accession Number ED364460.

Muelder, Hermann R. A Hero Home from the War: Among the Black Citizens of Galesburg, Illinois, 1860-1880. Galesburg, IL: Knox College Library, 1987. 28 p.

Muirhead, John W. A History of African-Americans in McLean County, Illinois, 1835-1975. Bloomington, IL: Bloomington-Normal Black History Project, McLean County Historical Society,1998, 76 pp.

Ogbomo, Onaiwu W. Photographic Images & the History of African Americans in Coles County, Illinois.  Charleston, IL:  Eastern Illinois University, 2002. 39 pp.

Ogbuchiekwe, Edmund Jekwu. "Race and Economic Development: An Analysis of East St. Louis and Other African-American Communities in Illinois."  MUP Thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996.  40 pp.

Ollarvia, Janice Bell and Shirley J. Portwood. "African-American Politics and Community in Cairo and Vicinity, 1863-1900." Illinois History Teacher 3(2): 13-21.

Palmer, Priscilla Marjorie. "Perceptions of African-American Students Who Dropped Out of Decatur School District 61." Ed.D. Thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1977.  114 pp.

Papers of the NAACP. Part 7, The Anti-Lynching Campaign, 1912-1953. Reel 11, frames 0386-0394. Newspaper clippings on lynching and mob violence in Mounds and Tamms, Illinois. 1 microfilm reel.

_____. Part 8, Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System, 1910-1955. Series A, Legal Department and Central Office records, 1910-1939.  NAACP legal file. Cases supported. Camp Grant case, 1919. Reel 4, frames. 0778-0799.   (Correspondence, memoranda, telegrams, and news clippings documenting the case of several Afro-American soldiers held at Camp Grant, Ill., in connection with an alleged attack upon a woman.)

Pedersen, Daniel.  "Soul-Searching in a Pioneering Town."  Newsweek 111 (March 7, 1988): 32+  (Oak Park, IL)

Pierce, Neal R. "One Poor City's 'Awesome' Project." National Journal 28 (November 23, 1996): 2560+ (East St. Louis, IL) 

Portwood, Shirley J. "'We Lift Our Voices in Thunder Tones': African American Race Men and Race Women and Community Agency in Southern Illinois, 1895-1910." Journal of Urban History 26 (September 2000): 740+.

Portwood, Shirley Motley. Tell Us a Story: an African American Family in the Heartland. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000. 241 pp. (Springfield, IL)

Pratt, Mildred. We the People Tell Our Story: Bloomington-Normal Black History Project.  Normal, IL: Bloomington-Normal Black History Project, 1987. 48 pp.

Robb, Dale. Progress in Attaining Liberty and Justice for Negroes in Morgan County, Illinois, 1823 to 1967. Prepared for Morgan County Historical Society, Jacksonville, Ill. [Jacksonville?]: [sn], 1967. 35 pp.

Robinson, Morris. Through the Eyes of Us: True Experiences of Lives and History Shared by Evanston's African-American Community: Oral History Compact Disk and Chronological Timeline. [Evanston?]: Robinson Group, 1998.  1 CD-ROM (74 min.).

Rudwick, Elliott M. "East St. Louis and the 'Colonization Conspiracy' of 1916." Journal of Negro Education 1964 33(1): 35-42.

_____. "Fifty Years of Race Relations in East St. Louis: the Breaking Down of White Supremacy." Midcontinent American Studies Journal 1965 6(1): 3-13.

Sanders, Walter R.  "The Negro in Montgomery County, Illinois." Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly 10 (Spring 1978).

Sapp, Peggy Lathrop. Illinois, Madison County, Court Records, 1813-1818 and Indenture Records, 1805-1826: Register of Slaves, Indentured Servants & Free Persons of Colour.  Springfield, IL: FolkWorks Research, 1993. 125 pp.

Schoen, Elin. Tales of an All-Night Town. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979. 222 pp. (Brooklyn, IL)

Senechal, Roberta. The Sociogenesis of a Race Riot: Springfield, Illinois, in 1908. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1990. 231 pp.

"Southern Illinois University Faculty Senate Backs Minority Fellowships." Diverse Issues in Higher Education 22 (12 January 2006): 8+.

Springfield Had No Shame: The Springfield Race Riot of 1908. Springfield, IL: Television Office, Institute for Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Springfield. Distsributed by the City of Springfield, 1996. 1 videocassette (29 min.).

Stalls, Madlyn. "A History of African-Americans at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1915-1987." Ph.D. Thesis, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1991. 344 pp.

Stevens, Augustine Rueben-Kembe. "African-American Political Orientations and their Social Antecedents: A Case study of Springfield, Illinois." Ph.D. Thesis, Northwestern University, 1975. 335 pp.

Sutton, Raleigh. The African-American Heritage of Elgin, Illinois: A Genealogy of Most of the First Families from the Days as Contrabands to the Present Time, 1856 to 1996: A Collection of Family Relationships. 3rd ed. Elgin, IL: R. Sutton, 1996. 185 pp.

Townsend, Michael.  "Resistance On the Air: Black Liberation Radio Provides a Cheap and Easy Model with Revolutionary Potential."  Toward Freedom 46 (June 1997): 24-25.  (Springfield, IL)

Tripp, Luke. "Political Views of Black Students during the Reagan Era." Black Scholar 22 (Summer 1992): 45-52. Studies the political views and attitudes of 739 African-American students at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale between 1984 and 1989.

_____. "Race Consciousness among African-American Students, 1980s." Western Journal of Black Studies 15 (Fall 1991): 159-168. Reports results of a longitudinal study of racial beliefs and consciousness for African-American students who attended Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in the 1980s.

United States Commission on Civil Rights. Illinois Advisory Committee. A Decade of Waiting in Cairo: A Report Prepared by the Illinois Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Washington, DC: The Commission, 1975. 35 pp.

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Rules. Riot at East St. Louis, Illinois: Hearings before the Committee on Rules, House of Representatives, Sixty-Fifth Congress, first session, on H.J. res. 118, August 3, 1917. Washington, DC: U.S. G.P.O., 1917. 26 pp.

"University of Illinois Program to Help Low-Income Students." Black Issues in Higher Education 21 (30 December 2004): 14+.

Walker, Juliet E. K. Free Frank: A Black Pioneer on the Antebellum Frontier. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1983. 223 pp. (New Philadelphia, IL).

"'Warfare and Strife' in Illinois."  In Katz, William Loren. Black Pioneers: An Untold Story.  New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1999. 193 p. (Alton, IL).

Watkins, Sylvestre C., Sr. "Some Early Illinois' Free Negroes." Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 56 (Autumn 1963): 495+.

Wells-Barnett, Ida.  "How Enfranchisement Stops Lynchings." Original Rights 1 (4): 42-53. (Cairo, IL).

Whipple, Christopher.  "Cicero: Angry Blacks, a Fearful Town." Life 6 (June 1983): 44+  (Cicero, IL).

Wiese, A. "Black Housing, White Finance: African American Housing and Home Ownership in Evanston, Illinois, Before 1940." Journal of Social History 33 (Winter 1999): 429+.

Williams, George W.  Conversations with Blacks in Evanston, Illinois: An Evaluation of African-American Progress in this Suburb of Chicago.  Baltimore, MD:  American Literary Press, 1998.  363 pp.

Williams, Nola Jones. Lincoln School Memories: A History of Blacks in Edwardsville, Illinois. Wheaton, IL: Williams, 1986. 74pp.

Williams, Rick D. "African American Churches in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois: 100 Years Reflecting the Black Church in America." Journal of the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society 12 (Fall/Winter 1991).

Williamson, Joy Ann. "The Snail-Like Progress of Racial Desegregation at the University of Illinois." Journal of Blacks in Higher Education 42 (Winter 2003-2004): 116-120.

Wilson, Harriet E.  "Social and Intellectual Factors Influencing the Educational Experiences of Black Students Presently Attending Southern Illinois University at Carbondale."  Ph.D. Thesis, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1985. 213 pp.

Wing, Bob and Terry Keleher.  "Zero Tolerance and Racial Bias: An Interview with Jesse Jackson." Colorlines 3, (Spring 2000): 31-33. (Decatur, IL)

Woldemikael, Tekle Mariam. Becoming Black American: Haitians and American Institutions in Evanston, Illinois. New York: AMS Press, 1989. 191 pp.


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