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Normal 150: Examining Racial Segregation

Sep 25, 2015

While signs like this were more common across the south, African Americans in Normal also faced racial discrimination.
Credit Esther Bubley / Library of Congress/Wikimedia Commons

As the Town of Normal observes its sesquicentennial, there are things in its history that should be recognized but not celebrated. In our continuing series of "Normal 150" interviews, GLT's Charlie Schlenker talks with a retired ISU historian about racial segregation. Mark Wyman says the division of whites and blacks in Normal was similar to other cities in Illinois.