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Jo Jones Oral History

Jo Jones first made contact with the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated Alpha Nu Chapter at the University of Illinois on a high school visit. She enrolled at the University of Illinois in 1959…

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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 School Debater,…

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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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Carol Easton Lee Oral History

Carol Easton Lee first went off to college from the Chicago Public School System to Illinois Wesleyan University in 1962. She visited the University of Illinois for Homecoming freshman year and…

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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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