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This historical website is a joint project between McKendree University and East St. Louis Senior High School.


This website contains documents of the following types:
*Discussion Questions
*Primary Sources
*Secondary Sources
*Student Essays
*Photographs / Scans

This website is funded in part by a grant from the American Studies Association, Community Partnership Grant

In Memory of Ruben Yelvington and Charles Baugh.

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Dr. Martha Patterson, Associate Professor of English, McKendree Univesity -
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