Documents Tagged ‘discrimination’

Benjamin Alexander, Black Activist, Remembers CORE

Archive Entry Date: 1991

A detailed, intimate account of the interracial alliance behind CORE's sit-ins

School Desegregation in Peoria, Illinois

Archive Entry Date: 06/1977

The US Commission on Civil Rights examined why a busing program hadn't alleviated segregation in Peoria's schools

Civil Rights Movement: Where Has Peoria Been?

Archive Entry Date: 05/12/1974

Twenty years after Brown v. Board of Education, the Journal Star examined the arc of the city's Civil Rights Movement

B.U. Statement Sound

Archive Entry Date: 03/10/1969

Three days later an editorial praised Bradley's “Statement of Principles” for enforcing the civil rights of all races

Richard Pryor Returns To Peoria Stage

Archive Entry Date: 03/09/1969

A benefit for the local Afro-American Black Peoples Federation brought Richard Pryor back to the Carver Center stage

Campbell Pledges Blacks in Building Trades Soon

Archive Entry Date: 03/09/1969

An “open society” in Peoria was the goal of the Tri-County Urban League's annual seven-part statement

No Union Men Attend Rights Group Meeting

Archive Entry Date: 03/08/1969

White-dominated construction unions were no-shows at a meeting to integrate building trades

BU Establishes Black Culture House, Sets Afro Degree Plan

Archive Entry Date: 03/07/1969

Protests by Bradley University's Black Student Alliance resulted in two new academic institutions

Meeting Dates Set For Police-Community Talks

Archive Entry Date: 03/05/1969

To allay black mistrust of Peoria's police, city leaders planned three-day retreats with blacks, police, and businessmen

‘Together In Peoria’

Archive Entry Date: 02/29/1969

Businessmen in Peoria showed a growing concern for race relations with an $85,000 pledge to Project TIP

School Protests Suspended For Week

Archive Entry Date: 11/15/1967

After approximately 6,200 total student absences, student demonstrators paused to regroup

120 Negro Students, Suspended Yesterday, Barred

Archive Entry Date: 11/10/1967

120 Manual High School students were barred from returning to class the day after the mass walk-out

200 Students Walk Out in Protest March

Archive Entry Date: 11/09/1967

Teens in the NAACP staged a walk-out to protest inadequate conditions at their school

6 Jailed For Disorderly Conduct

Archive Entry Date: 07/21/1966

The NAACP pressured for school reform with another sit-in — and six were arrested

School Board Agrees To Meet After Singing Sit-In

Archive Entry Date: 07/19/1966

The NAACP staged a singing sit-in to press for changes in school curriculum and employment practices

Negro Heroes In Peoria

Archive Entry Date: 11/17/1964

The Peoria Journal Star saluted those black Peorians who had entered the middle class

Landlords Profit While South Sides Goes To Pot

Archive Entry Date: 12/05/1963

For lack of a better option, Peoria's blacks were forced to rent overpriced and poorly maintained housing

Mayor Day Admits Discrimination in Peoria

Archive Entry Date: 07/03/1963

Unemployment and poor housing were problems that couldn't be solved by demonstrations, said Peoria's Mayor

‘No Racial Tension Here,’ Says Mayor

Archive Entry Date: 06/21/1963

Black Peorians were staging a bus boycott, but Peoria's Mayor claimed there was “no racial tension here”

March Until Bus Company Capitulates

Archive Entry Date: 06/20/1963

Racist hiring practices were targeted in a NAACP-organized bus boycott

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

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?

Human Relations Report Cites Negro Gains Here

Archive Entry Date: 01/26/1959

Despite recent accomplishments, overcrowding in the “black belt” of Peoria remained a problem

Housing Effort By Tenants Succeeds, Fails

Archive Entry Date: 04/16/1957

A case study in white resistance to desegregated housing in Peoria

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”

Crucifixion of Paul Robeson Blasted by Press in India

Archive Entry Date: 05/24/1947

A newspaper in New Delhi expressed outrage over Paul Robeson's ban in Peoria

From Fred Douglass to Robeson, Peoria Hasn’t Improved

Archive Entry Date: 05/03/1947

Peoria's ban of Paul Robeson echoed its chilly reception of Frederick Douglass 65 years before

Strange Case of Paul Robeson

Archive Entry Date: 05/03/1947

A condemnation of Paul Robeson's behavior in Peoria from The Pittsburgh Courier, an African-American newspaper.

Edward Robb Ellis Interview with Paul Robeson

Archive Entry Date: 04/19/1947

An in-depth interview of Paul Robeson, freshly banned from Peoria

Inter-Racial Committee Pickets 6 Restaurants

Archive Entry Date: 06/15/1946

Restaurant managers boasted defiantly of improved sales after Bradley University's CORE chapter picketed their establishments