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Black life in west central Illinois

Author: Felix L Armfield; C T Vivian
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Arcadia, 2001.
Series: Melrose Square Black American series.
Edition/Format:   Book   Archival Material : English
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When the state of Illinois received its charter in 1818, it was declared a "free state," thus drawing many African-American pioneers to the area. Black Life in West Central Illinois offers a glimpse of the rich history of African-American life from the very beginning of the settlement of this region.
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Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Felix L Armfield; C T Vivian
ISBN: 073850792X 9780738507927
OCLC Number: 47919160
Description: 128 p. : photos., ports., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Before freedom came --
Serving family, community, and military --
Religion and church(es) --
Educational legacies --
Business ventures --
Local people and activism.
Series Title: Melrose Square Black American series.
Responsibility: Felix L. Armfield ; preface by Rev. C.T. Vivian.

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When the state of Illinois received its charter in 1818, it was declared a "free state," thus drawing many African-American pioneers to the area. Black Life in West Central Illinois offers a glimpse of the rich history of African-American life from the very beginning of the settlement of this region.

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