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Profile: Article on the life of a local individual authored by a novice/first time guest writer. The article is usually based upon a recorded interview conducted by the author or based upon previously printed articles and other information culled from archives.

The Nile Club—The Social Evolution of a Black Veritas

— By Spencer Jourdain . . . Throughout his college years, Edwin B. Jourdain Jr. (Gint) enjoyed engaging in every aspect of university life available to a black student. He loved to attend the university orchestra and glee club concerts, carefully storing away the events’ ticket stubs, and was a ... Read More

Eleanor J. Frazier Moore: Embraced Grace, and Culture

—By Dino Robinson For eleven years, in a setting of grace, charm, and beauty, the Norshore Twelve, Inc. played host to its annual cotillion to formally present the Debutante’s of the year. This event attracted hundreds, within the African American community in Evanston and on the north shore, to the ... Read More

Emmaline H. Jourdain: Remembering the Lady

—By Rose Jourdain She had begun her life in Warrenton, Georgia. November 4, 1909, the only child of Rosa English and Joseph Hardwick, and moved with her family to Evanston when she was six. She attended the Evanston public schools, sang in the choir at Ebenezer AME Church where her ... Read More