African-American studies

Cortlon Cofield

Cortlon Cofield said Thursday nights were always special during his freshman year at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. That’s because Thursdays were "Food for the Soul" night in the Florida Avenue Residence Hall (known as FAR).

The chair of the Department of African American Studies at Western Illinois University wants people to gain a broader perspective of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rachel Otwell

The holidays can bring out the compassionate side of people.

A scholar of black radicalism feels the black student movement of the late 1960s and early ‘70s deserves greater recognition.