Illinois Youth Media

Our Journey: Stories of School Desegregation and Community in Champaign-Urbana

Black elders from Champaign-Urbana share their stories with middle school students.

Kathleen Slates being interviewed by girls from Franklin Middle School in the WILL radio studios in 2003.

Elders from Champaign's Black community share their stories of achievement and struggle with middle school girls from Franklin Middle School.

Featuring Nathaniel Banks, Erma Bridgewater, Catherine Hogue, John Lee Jonhson, Martel Miller, Nina Patterson, Hattie Paulk, Ivon Ridgeway, Kathleen Slates, Hester Suggs, Fannie Taylor and Arnold Yarber.