Celebrate Black History with the Daily Egyptian Diversity News Archive

To celebrate Black History Month, the IDHH is featuring the Daily Egyptian Diversity News Archive collection from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC). This collection includes select articles from the 1930s to the 1970s relating to the African American populations at SIUC, digitized from the microfilm archives of SIUC’s award-winning student-run newspaper the Daily Egyptian. Begun in 2006, this digitization project was a collaboration between SIUC’s Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Morris Library Special Collections Research Center.

Topics covered include the activities of the local chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha and Alpha Phi Alpha (the first intercollegiate historically African American Greek-lettered sorority and fraternity, respectively); African American performers visiting the campus; athletics, courses, and faculty; and the struggles of African Americans living in the racially-segregated United States.

Here are a few articles from the full collection:

Bond viewed as standout college player. April 10, 1969. Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Daily Egyptian Diversity News Archive. Courtesy of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Black history honored next week. February 6, 1971. Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Daily Egyptian Diversity News Archive. Courtesy of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Dick Gregory, Dizzy Gillespie Here Thursday. May 2, 1961. Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Daily Egyptian Diversity News Archive. Courtesy of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Black life brought into focus. November 24, 1970. Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Daily Egyptian Diversity News Archive. Courtesy of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

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