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Beak, Joel Ralph. "The Employability of the Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, Negro." MA Thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1964.

Bial, Raymond. In All My Years: Portraits of Older Blacks in Champaign-Urbana. Champaign, IL: Champaign County Historical Museum, 1985. 8 pp. 55 plates.

Bindman, Aaron M.  "Pre-College Preparation of Negro College Students."  Journal of Negro Education.  Fall 1966.  (U of Illinois)

"CRJ Reports on the Incidents in the Union on September 9 [1968]."  Laputa Gazette October 1968.  Protest movement by Black Students Association at the U. of Illinois.

Campbell, Martha.  "Greek System at U of I Separate, Not Equal."  Chicago Defender, January 23, 1982.

Carpenter, John N.  "The Illini Union Sit-in of September 9-10, 1968, and Why It Happened." Master's thesis, U. of Illinois, 1974.

Cobb-Roberts, Dierdre Lynn. "Race and Higher Education at the University of Illinois, 1945 to 1955." Ph.D. Thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998. 163 pp.

Collins, Erica Marcia. "Disparities in Juvenile Justice Processing of African-American Males in Champaign County, IL. 1998-1999." Ph.D. Thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000.  134 pp.

Cromwell, Janet Andrews. "History and Organization of the Negro Community in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois." MA Thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1934. 111 pp.

Davis, Wendell M. Evaluation of the Urban League Education Initiative Project. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, 1988. 33 pp. (Champaign, IL)

Everybody's Business 1994: A Classified Directory for the Greater Champaign-Urbana Area. Champaign, IL: Champaign Public Library, 1994. 39 pp.

Fitzgerald, Terrence D.  White Prescriptions?: The Dangerous Social Potential for Ritalin and Other Psychotropic Drugs to Harm Black Boys.  Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2009.  (Chapter 5 is entitled "Operational Control: Champaign, Illinois).

Franke, Carrie. "Injustice Sheltered: Race Relations at the University of Illinois and Champaign-Urbana, 1945-1962." Ph.D. Thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, 1990. 272 pp.

Hill, Raven. "Diversity now. " Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 25 (October 30, 2008): 10-11. (features the story of Patricia McKinney Lewis who was one of the students to enroll through Project 500.)

Patton, Carl Vernon. "Urban Renewal and Negro Envolvement: A Case Study of Negro Politics in Champaign, Illinois." Urbana, IL: [sn], 1968.

Knapp, Jean. "The University of Illinois and Its Negroes."  The Green Caldron 15 (April 1946): 12-13.

McNicholas, Mick.  "No Static at All-FM."  Daily Illini, March 5, 1982.  Detailed account of conflict between black students and WPGU-FM student station at the U of Illinois, Urbana.

McClendon, John H., ed. The State of Black Champaign County, 1984. Champaign, IL: Urban League of Champaign County, 1984. 79 pp.

Noah, Lenstra, ed.  Difference Makers 2010: An eBlackChampaign-Urbana Publication. Urbana, IL: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, 2010. 36 pp.

Reed, David Brian. "The History of the Negro Athlete at the University of Illinois (1904-1969)." Urbana, IL: [sn], 1972.

Reilly, Joseph.  "U. of I. Blacks.  In Trying Times, A Time to Try."  Chicago Sun-Times, March 16, 1969.  Black students at U. of Illinois, Urbana.

Rhodes, Barbara. The Frances Nelson Health Center's School Aid Project: an Effective Approach to Problems of Black Exclusion from Public School. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, 1975. 41 pp. (Champaign, IL)

"Riot in the Union? Law School Report. Conclusion of Fact."  Laputa Gazette, January 9, 1969.  Black Students Association protest at U. of Illinois.

Rouzan, Brisbane.  "A History of Black Educational Leadership at the University of Illinois."  Ph.D., U. of Illinois, 1975.

Scarich, Kathryn and Maureen Gilluly. The Black Community and Champaign-Urbana: an Inventory of Recorded Information. Urbana, IL: Library Research Center, University of Illinois, 1971. 50 pp.

Shelton, Albert. Melinda Roundtree Harold Hughes. Albert Shelton: a Transcription of an Oral Interview. Urbana, IL: Champaign County Historical Archives, 2000.  15 pp.  (Transcription of an interview conducted June 21, 1984, at 1104 N. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, Ill.)

Shulenburger, David Edwin. "Patterns of Negro Nonacademic Employment at the University of Illinois." Thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1968.

Simon, Rita James, George McCall and Evelyn Rosenthal.  "A Selective Evaluation of Their University by Negro and White Undergraduates."  Phylon 30 (1st Qtr., 1969): 11-16. (U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Slater, Robert Bruce.  "The Progress of Black Students at the Flagship State Universities." Journal of Blacks in Higher Education  (SPRING 1996): 71+. Includes info. on U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Stack, Carol B. "The Kindred of Viola Jackson: Residence and Family Organization of an Urban Black American Family."  In Whitten, Norman E., Jr., and John S. Szwed, eds. Afro-American Anthropology: Contemporary Perspectives. New York: Free Press, 1970.  pp. 303-311.  (Champaign, IL)

Stack, Carol B. and John R. Lombardi  All Our Kin: Strategies for Survival in a Black Community. New York:  Harper & Row, 1974.  175 pp. (Champaign-Urbana, IL)

Through the Years: Black History in Champaign County. Champaign, IL: Champaign-Urbana Convention & Visitors Bureau, Spring 1995-1998.

Trumpeter, Margo C. The Black Community and Champaign-Urbana: a Preliminary Subject list. Urbana, IL: Library Research Center, University of Illinois, 1970. 37 pp.

"University of Illinois Action Group Fights Racial Discrimination on Campus and Off."  Negro Digest (April 1951): 81-83.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Institute of Government and Public Affairs. Report on Higher Education Public Service Responsibilities in the Black Community. Urbana, IL: The Institute, 1972. 211 pp.

Urban League of Champaign County. Urbana League of Champaign County, 25th Anniversary. Champaign, IL: The League, 1986. 23 pp.

Williamson, Joy Ann.  Black Power on Campus: the University of Illinois, 1965-75.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003. 

Williamson, Joy Ann. "We Hope for Nothing, We Demand Everything": Black Students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign." Ph.D. Thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998. 230 pp.

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