Description: Leroy McCray is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. And even though he had a full-ride Track and Field Scholarship offer from Temple, he didn’t want to go to college so close to his high school. His “Welcome to Champaign” included an unfriendly roommate, racial harassment, and a militant police response to a mostly peaceful demonstration at the Illini Union. Leroy’s fondest memories at the University of Illinois involved becoming a family with his fellow Project 500 and Black Student Association members.
Undergraduate Major: Fine Arts
Date of Interview: September 29, 2018
Interviewer: Heidi Charles
Related Resources: David Eisenman Papers