Shorefront Center
Bill Logan and Gene Bell
May 06, 2020

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Narrator: Bill Logan and Gene Bell

Interviewer: Morris (Dino) Robinson

Transcriptionist: Audio Transcription Center

Subject-LOC: African Americans — United States — Evanston — Illinois — History 1960-2000 — Housing — Music — Recreation — Segregation — Social Conditions 1964-1975, 1975- —Suburban African Americans — Civil Rights —

Subject-IDA: African Americans Local History Oral History Domestic/Community/Social Life

Description: Bill Logan (former Evanston Police Chief), and Gene Bell are the founders of the Fellowship of African American Men (F.A.A.M.) that began in 1958. It began as a youth after school basketball camp for black youth. It integrated during the 1970s and continues to this day throughout the North Shore. It also offers tutoring and youth development activities. An article about FAMM appears in Shorefront Journal, Vol 8, No. 2, 2007

Date Original: August 29, 2006

Coverage Geographic: 408101|Evanston|Populated Place|IL|17|Cook|031|420228N|0874124W|42.0411414|-87.6900587|||||187|614|

Coverage Temporal: 1950s - 1990s

Type: Sound

Collection Publisher: Shorefront Legacy Center

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