Processing the Joe Hill Collection

Joseph E. Hill was a child of the 1920s, born to descendants of African American slaves in Marion, Illinois. At the age of three his father moved their family out of Marion’s coal mining country to escape the violence that came with the worker’s efforts to unionize. ... Read More

Eddie Lee Sutton: Life, Legacy of Service

— By Carrie M. Brown Hot flames visible for miles licked the night sky as steady streams of water battled to keep the shooting flames at bay. It was a Tuesday night in the fall of 1958 and Evanston’s Foster School sat ablaze. While other residents stood celebrating the school ... Read More