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January, 2007

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Illinois History, a magazine for young people

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Illinois History:
A Magazine for Young People

January, 2007
Vol. 60, Issue 1

Civil Rights in Illinois History


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Early Phases of Segregation in Cairo, Illinois (page 3)
Selena Bantel
Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Collinsville
Teacher: Michael Voss

Women’s Role in History: Civil Rights (page 6)
Katie Gassmann
Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Collinsville
Teacher: Michael Voss

The Chicago Freedom Movement and Education (page 9)
Christine Herron
Al Raby School for Community and Environment, Chicago
Teacher: Stacy Wright

Edward Coles, Illinois’ Abolitionist Governor (page 12)
Mehreen Iqbal
Belleville West High School, Belleville
Teacher: Melissa Schmitt

Elijah Parish Lovejoy: Defender of Freedom (page 18)
Laura Kubicek
Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Collinsville
Teacher: Michael Voss

The Underground Railroad: Paths and Routes in Illinois (page 21)
Alex L. Lindqwister
Washington Gifted School, Peoria
Teachers: Mindy Juriga and Janelle Dies

The Savior: Harriet Tubman (page 25)
Savanna Maue
All Saints Academy, Breese
Teacher: Stephanie Garcia

Senator Everett Dirksen: Impact on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (page 29)
Eileen R. Prescott
Washington Gifted School, Peoria
Teachers: Mindy Juriga and Janelle Dies

Myra Colby Bradwell: Women’s Rights Activist (page 33)
Cara C. Schornak
Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Collinsville
Teacher: Michael Voss

Elijah Lovejoy: Determined Patriot (page 36)
Jacob Schultz
Oregon High School, Oregon
Teacher: Sara Werckle

Was there Agreement on the Chicago Freedom Movement Summit Agreement? (page 38)
Oscar Smith
Al Raby School for Community and Environment, Chicago
Teacher: Stacy Wright

Segregation in Carmi, Illinois (page 41)
Christine South
Booth School, Enfield
Teacher: Larry Hughes

Oscar Stanton De Priest: Fighting ‘Jim Crow’ Inside the United States Congress (page 45)
Prem Thottumkara
Macomb Junior High School, Macomb
Teacher: Brock Bainter

Housing and the Chicago Freedom Movement (page 49)
Charles Williams
Al Raby School for Community and Environment, Chicago
Teacher: Stacy Wright

Education and the Civil Rights Movement in Chicago (page 53)
Quincee Williams
Al Raby School For Community and Environment, Chicago
Teacher: Stacy Wright

 


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