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Dr. Teshome Abebe, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, EIU, July 1, 1998 to September 7, 2000.

EIU Alumni photograph. (Left to Right) Bob Lee, James E. Johnson, Don Katsimpalis, William Healy, Norman Patberg and Roger Dettro. All were EIU basketball players except Healy, who was their coach.

Mr. Johnson Kuma, Associate Professor and African American Studies Subject Bibliographer, Booth Library, EIU.

Chris "Poke" Cobb, the ball carrier. Cobb, the all time EIU Panthers leading rusher, led the team to a 1978 title.

1977-78 EIU Basketball Team.

Kevin Gray, EIU Football, c. 1980.

In the nineteenth century a number of small black businesses flourished in the county. Today the only major black businesses around in the county are J.D.'s Health Club, and a Chiropractic and Acupuncture practice owned and operated by Dr. James D. Williams in Mattoon. In Charleston, Dr. William Houseworth owns and manages an Obstetrics and Gynecological practice. Since their first appearance in Coles County, African Americans have tried in various ways to contribute to the social, political and economic life of the county. In spite of some difficult times and situations, it is without doubt that they came, they saw and they conquered. On the whole the exhibition highlighted the history, culture and experiences of African Americans in the region. Above all, the exhibition paid tribute to the enduring history of African Americans in Coles County.

James E. Johnson (left) and Kenneth Hesler (right).

Professor Johnny Lee Lane, Music Department, teaching Ms. Nena Lorenz in the Percussion Studio, Fall 1999.

Dr. Jimmie Lewis Franklin, Professor of History at EIU (1970-1986), Director of Affirmative Action at EIU (1973-1975), and NCAA Representative (1976-1986).

Phyllis Derrickson-Nesbit, a native of Mattoon and an EIU graduate.

Dr. Loretta Pratter and Mr. Dwight A. Pratter, Charleston, IL residents. Mr. Pratter is a Senior Systems Analyst, R.R. Donelley & Sons Publishers, Mattoon, IL.


Dr. Godson Obia, Professor of Geography and Acting Associate Dean, College of Science, EIU.

The Pullen Family of Charleston: (left to right) Mrs. Sarah Frances Pullen, Frances Janelle Pullen, Mr. Elmer Pullen and Jahmal Maurice Pullen, Mr. Elmer Pullen was an Undergraduate student in the 1960's at EIU and is currently a Financial Aid Advisor at EIU.

Dedication Ceremony for the EIU Afro-American Cultural Center on 7th Street on December 13, 1970. Cutting the ribbon is Bob Perry, president of the Afro-American Students Association. Others are University Officials, Faculty and students.

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