Year Seven - May 14, 2010

“A Proud Black Man”: Vernon Barkstall

Jordan

Vernon Barkstall was co-founder of the all-black radio station, WBCP, executive director of the Urban League of Champaign County and has an elementary school named after him in Champaign, Illinois.  Jordan, a Youth Media Workshop participant at Franklin Middle School, spoke with Ms. Hattie Paulk of the Unit 4 school distrcit's Family Information Center about Mr. Barkstall's legacy.

Photos of Mr. Barkstall and family courtesy of Mr. Jeffery Barkstall.


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