What did you learn?
Would you like to go on one of the Black History tours to these Illinois towns? At the end of your travel guide insert a page that describes what new things you learned about Black History from this project.
Give Feedback on the Project
What did you like most about the project? What was the most difficult? Enter your responses into your journal under the heading, Feedback.
Want to Learn More?
If you want to do more study of these issues, you can start with the following websites: http://www.historyillinois.org/hist.html
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=00222984(196723)36%3A4%3C394%3AEBOSST%3E2.0.CO%3B2-X This site contains an article about the early boycotts of segregated schools.
http://www.state.il.us/hpa/lib/AfAmHist.htm - Article on African Americans in Il and info. About Elijah Lovejoy, an abolitionist from Alton,Il
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,888920,00.html?promoid=googlep - 1951 Time magazine article about Alton schools that were still segregated.
http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/Laclede-Steel-Company-Company-History.html - History of Laclede Steel Company. Had a plant in Alton.
http://www.illinoishistory.com/cairoscenes.html - pictures from Cairo, Il past and present.
http://www.lib.niu.edu/ipo/2003/iht1010336.html - a biography about James Henry Magee.
http://www.lib.niu.edu/ipo/1997/ii970228.html - Book review of Let My People Go which describes the civil rights movement in Cairo.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/poems/july-dec00/pinsky_12-5.html - Gwendolyn Brooks poem, We Real Cool.
http://users.stlcc.edu/jangert/cairo/cairo.html - an opinion article that describes today's Cairo (written in 2003).
http://www.angelfire.com/wi/wisconsin42nd/cairo.html - The important role Cairo played during the Civil War.
http://www.lib.niu.edu/ipo/2001/ihy010448.html - an article about transportation during the 1900s.
http://www.lib.niu.edu/ipo/1997/ihy970441.html - newspaper article sensationalizing the Springfield Race Riot of 1908
You might want to explore how much a tour like this might cost. Your teacher can help you prepare a template that helps organize the information for you to use in determining the cost.