The Illinois Digital Heritage Hub has highlighted two local collections as part of their celebration for Black History Month: the McLean County Historical Society’s Bloomington-Normal Black History Project and Elgin Community College’s Elgin Community College History collection.
From the post: The Elgin Community College History collection includes images from Elgin-area Black History Month celebrations often involving prominent figures in African American history and culture. In particular, Tuskegee Airman Andrew Lane met with Larkin High School students for Black History Month in 1994.–Illinois Digital Heritage Hub, https://ildplacollections.wordpress.com/2019/02/08/celebrating-black-history/
You can see the entire post highlighting these collections here.
Thank you to Armando Trejo for his diligent work on digitizing and preserving the ECC story for the future.
–Written by Maria Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian