Black Life in West Central Illinois (Black America)
by Felix L. Armfield
This book offers a glimpse of the rich history of African-American life from the very beginning of the settlement of this region. The history or west central Illinois is presented here through 128 pages and 200 vintage images dating back to before, during, and after the Civil War.
About the Author
Felix L. Armfield was a member of the faculty of Western Illinios University from 1995-2000, during which time he developed a course through the Departments of History and African-AMerican Studies entitled "Black Material Culture." He is now a member of the faculty of Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York.