This weekend the cities of Urbana and Champaign along with Parkland College and the University of Illinois celebrated the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Countywide Celebration. This year, the event honored six community members for their efforts to desegregate the Urbana elementary schools in 1966. The Champaign County Historical Archives has records pertinent to these events, available for use within the Archives Reading Room.
Headline from the Urbana Courier, 27 July 1966Read more about Urbana Elementary Schools Desegregated in 1966
On October 1st from 9am-2pm, the library is going to be at the Heartland Maker Fest in Lincoln Square Mall.
We'll be bringing projects and technology from our Teen Open Lab to demonstrate the awesome resources that teens can use every week at Teen Open Lab. Stop by and say hi! Read more about Join us at Heartland Maker Fest on October 1st!