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Katie Harper Wright Oral History

Katie Harper Wright came to the University of Illinois at age 16 and enrolled in the school of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS). She experienced formal segregation at the university and was forced…

From  University Archives on 06/29/2017 47 plays 0  

Erma Scott Bridgewater

Erma Scott Bridgewater was a member of the Class of 1937. She joined the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. Erma said she experienced discrimination as an African-American student. Also, Erma said…

From  University Archives on 06/22/2017 0 plays 0  

Albert Spurlock Oral History

Albert Spurlock graduated in 1938. He joined the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, majored in Industrial Education, and made the track team. Albert experienced discrimination as a black student in the…

From  University Archives on 06/16/2017 29 plays 0  

Albert Spurlock Oral History

Albert Cornelius Spurlock was born in Huntington, West Virginia but grew up in Peoria, Illinois, where his father was a stationary steam engineer. His attraction to the University of Illinois was two…

From  University Archives on 11/17/2016 0 plays 0