Description: Jeffrey Roberts was the only black student in the journalism program when he came to the University of Illinois in the fall of 1968. The passion for writing he brought with him to Illinois stemmed from high school experiences as a bat boy for the Chicago White Sox. In this interview, he recalls his varied experiences as a young black man at Illinois in the 60s and 70s, including: his dating life, his involvement with Project 500 and the Black Student Association, and his “Black Vibrations” column with the Daily Illini.
Undergraduate Major: Journalism/Communications
Class of: 1972
Date of Interview: September 18, 2018
Interviewer: Bethany Anderson
Related Resources: David Eisenman Papers