Oral History of Champaign-Urbana Days


What: Oral History of Champaign-Urbana Days

When: April 21, 2014, 4 - 6 p.m.

Where: Douglass Annex, 804 North Fifth St., Champaign, IL 61820

Who: You!

Why: Learn about the history of the community and do your part to build a more inclusive local history!!

How: Show up and get involved. Spread the word. 

Attend this free screening of oral histories by community elders sharing their memories of the history of Champaign-Urbana Days. After the screening join in a community discussion about how and why to add more voices to the Oral History of Champaign-Urbana Days before, during and after this year's festival (August 8 & 9, 2014). The video features Cecil Bridgewater, Erma Bridgewater, Nate Dixon, Bruce Nesbitt, Hattie Paulk, Gerald 'Candy' Foster, and more. Add your voice! Speak up and attend this video screening! Co-sponsored by the Douglass Center & Annex, Champaign Park District; the Douglass Seniors; and eBlackChampaign-Urbana (eBlackCU.net). Contact information for event: Katie Hicks, 217-398-2572, katherine.hicks@cparkdistrict.com