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Black History

Watterson Towers residence hall at ISU
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Illinois State University said Thursday it will rename floors in the Watterson Towers residence hall in the wake of nationwide upheaval and a renewed dialogue on race and history.

A statue of Columbus
Tim Shelley / WGLT/WCBU

A lot of statues in America have become problematic. People want to tear them down because they represent a part of history to be disavowed, or embody once heroic themes that now seem shameful.

People marching with signs
Tiffani Jackson / WGLT

After weeks of protesting for justice for black lives lost at the hands of police, commemorating the day that ended slavery meant a little more this year than others for some.