Local Info

Readings

Barnes, Harper.  (January 7, 2009).  Never been a time: the 1917 race riot that sparked the civil rights movement.  The Afternoon Magazine with Celeste Quinn, WILL AM.  Retrieved from http://will.illinois.edu/afternoonmagazine/interview/aftmag090107/. Interview of the author of the book by the same title.  The book was a very interesting recounting of the 1917 race riot in East St. Louis that arguably was the trigger event that led to the inception of the civil rights movement.

Kozol, Jonathan. (1992). Savage inequalities: children in America’s schools. New York: Harper Perennial. Some have questioned whether the conditions described by Kozol ever truly existed and much has changed since the writing of the chapter related to East St. Louis.  Still, it provides a valuable perspective of the perceived conditions at a point and time in ESL history. – Martin Wolske

Theising, Andrew J. (2003) Made in USA :East St Louis: the rise and fall of an industrial river town St. Louis. Virginia Publishing. Frames the history of East St. Louis within the context of industrial suburbs.  It also has a chapter recounting the race riots of 1917.  Andrew Theising (http://www.siue.edu/linc/speakers/theising_bio.shtml) remains actively engaged in East St. Louis as a faculty member at SIUE. – Martin Wolske

Urbana Champaign Big Broadband. What is UC2B?. Retrieved from http://www.uc2b.net. If you’re working at one of the Champaign sites, check out the UC2B site to get the full background on the project. If you really want to get into the weeds, you can also read the original project proposal. Remember that only the infrastructure portion was funded, though the other two sections are valuable to get a sense of what the vision for the project, and to some extent the community’s vision for what it could do with broadband was. – Jared Dunn

Past Projects

Dean, T. (2011). Dorsey Homes Field Report. Unpublished GSLIS student report, prepared for LIS418.

Dunn, J. (2011). Community Engagement Field Report: Bristol Place Metanoia Centers, Inc. Unpublished GSLIS student report, prepared for LIS418. Retrieved from http://jareddunn.org/web/history/DunnFieldData050811.pdf

Dunn, J. (2010). Broadband / UC2B Engagment Strategy for Bristol Place Metanoia Centers. Unpublished GSLIS student report, prepared for LIS518. Retrieved from http://jareddunn.org/web/history/MetanoiaCentersUC2BBroadbandPlan.pdf

Jentzen, H. and Kent, L. (2010). The Dorsey Homes Broadband Plan. Unpublished GSLIS student report, prepared for LIS518.

Kent, W. (2011). Technology at Salem Baptist Church. Unpublished GSLIS student report, prepared for LIS418.

http://www.prairienet.org/sites/eslparkdistrict/ – Prairienet site detailing past GSLIS technology projects at the East St. Louis Park District.
http://www.prairienet.org/sites/salembaptistchurch – Prairienet site detailing past GSLIS technology projects at Salem Baptist Church.
http://eblackcu.net/portal/items/browse?search=salem+baptist – eBlackCU community archive search for documents related to Salem Baptist Church.
http://www.prairienet.org/sites/saltandlight/ – Prairienet site detailing past GSLIS technology projects at Salt and Light.
http://eblackcu.net/portal/items/browse?search=dorsey+homes – eBlackCU community archive search for documents related to the Joann Dorsey Homes.

Tools and Examples

http://eblackcu.net/portal/ – A GSLIS project to digitize and share stories, images, articles, and other items concerning the history of African-Americans in Champaign County.
http://www.co.champaign.il.us/ccao/Assessors.htm – The City of Champaign’s site for property data.
http://www.guidestar.org/ – This site is a resource for finding financial information about non-profit organizations.

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