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Eleanor Saunders Towns Oral History

Eleanor Saunders Towns eyes were initially set on Howard University, but an administrative error redirected her to the University of Illinois in 1961. Towns was a State Champion High…

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Connie Rolison Corbett Oral History

Connie Rolison Corbett came to the University of Illinois as a transfer student in 1963, majoring in medical technology. She came to Illinois because she felt lonely at Ohio University, where she…

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Beverly Effort Biggs Oral History

Born and raised in Chicago, Beverly Effort Biggs applied to Illinois at the encouragement of a high school teacher in 1961. Up until then, her educational environments had been majority - black. She…

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