Documents Tagged ‘Bill Conver’

Black Peorians Dropout in Alarming Numbers

Archive Entry Date: 11/2/1964

By November 1964, a 77% high school dropout rate beset black Peoria - higher than Chicago and Springfield.

Churches, Businessmen, Aid Negro Cause Here

Archive Entry Date: 11/17/1960

Local churches and businessmen organized the first Trade Fair for black high school and college students

How Much of Racial Inequity Can Negroes Overcome?

Archive Entry Date: 11/11/1960

Who was to blame for low black social mobility — Peoria or blacks themselves?

Teacher Gives Wisdom, Challenge To Negroes

Archive Entry Date: 11/10/1960

A Peorian teacher emphasized education in the fight for desegregation

Story Of A Failure…Why Didn’t Our Negroes Answer?

Archive Entry Date: 11/9/1960

Why did so few blacks in Peoria respond to a newspaperman's basic question?

Harper Known Nationally For His Work

Archive Entry Date: 4/17/1957

Carver Center director Henry Harper was a gentle man with bulldog tenacity

Housing Effort By Tenants Succeeds, Fails

Archive Entry Date: 04/16/1957

A case study in white resistance to desegregated housing in Peoria

Some of Most Persistent Myths Explode

Archive Entry Date: 04/15/1957

With liberal conviction, the Peoria Journal Star debunked the myth of scientific racial superiority

Types of Work Vary — Reach to Professions

Archive Entry Date: 4/11/1957

Juliette Whittaker was among the professionals spotlighted in “What Negroes do for a living in Peoria”

Right To Vote Their Problem, Leaders Say

Archive Entry Date: 04/09/1957

Low black voter turnout was behind black underrepresentation in Peoria politics

The Story Of The Negro In Peoria — Chapter 1

Archive Entry Date: 04/05/1957

Sparked by the postwar surge in Peoria's black population, the Journal Star surveyed the state of black Peoria