Shorefront Center
Laura Calhoun
May 06, 2020

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Narrator: Laura Calhoun

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: Laura Calhoun was a Kenilworth, IL resident. Her mother, Lillian Calhoun was a journalist and had a column in the Daily Defender, “Confetti” and later for the Chicago Sun-Times. The Calhoun family was the first black family to live in Kenilworth Illinois, moving there in the 1960s. Kenilworth was a sundown town. See also Walter Calhoun

Date Original: April 19, 2020

Coverage Geographic: 411396|Kenilworth|PopulatedPlace|IL|17|Cook|031|420509N|0874303W|42.085862|

Coverage Temporal: 1960s - 1990s

Type: Sound

Collection Publisher: Shorefront Legacy Center

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