Black History Month

Book cover, “In all my years: Portraits of older blacks in Champaign-Urbana” Portrait of Frank Hendricks,  “In all my years: Portraits of older blacks in Champaign-Urbana” Portrait of Rosie L. Williams, “In all my years: Portraits of older blacks in Champaign-Urbana”

One of my favorite items in the Archives is a book I discovered this month, “In all my years: Portraits of older blacks in Champaign-Urbana.” The book combines stunning black and white portrait photography with vignettes of local African-American lives. Published in 1983 it captured the individual voices and experiences of black life in Champaign-Urbana that were passing into history. It is a beautiful book, and is available in both the permanent Archives collection and the circulating library collection. I encourage you to take a look.

Other related  items of interest:

- Sherrie, Archives Librarian