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Celebrating Albert R. Lee: An Early Beacon for Civil Rights in Champaign County

The African American community in Urbana-Champaign and the University of Illinois community gathered this fall on several occasions to celebrate the life and contributions of an outstanding African American man: Albert R. Lee (1874-1948). Lee was the son of a slave, … Continue reading

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