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Excellence Is Color Blind 4

In part four of our "Excellence is Colorblind" series, Bill Norwood, retired United Airlines captain; Norma Ewing, Associate Dean of SIUC's College of Education & Human Services; and Seymour Bryson, Associate Chancellor for Diversity share stories from their childhoods growing up in Centralia, Pulaski County, and Quincy, Illinois respectively. They also fondly recall the University campus as being an oasis of tolerance during the 1950s and early '60s, an experience that stood in stark contrast to the racial fault lines that still divided the Carbondale community at that time. WSIU’s local Eyes on the Prize features are part of “Excellence is Color Blind: Facing History and Ourselves in Southern Illinois,” WSIU’s community outreach campaign designed to give voice to the daily experiences of African Americans who lived in Carbondale during the Civil Rights era. Hosted by WSIU’s Jak Tichenor.

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