Photo of the Week, 66: African-American Voters Organize, February 1972
On February 15, 1972, the Minority Voters Coalition of
Bloomington-Normal elected officers during a meeting at the Sunnyside
Neighborhood Center (now known as the Lawrence Irvin Neighborhood
Center) on the far west side of Bloomington. The goal of the group was
to both register and educate minority voters.
Seen here, front row, left to right, are Marguerite Jackson, Eva Jones, and Dorothy Stewart. In the back row, left to right, are Robert Gaston, Henry Brown, David May, and Dr. Charles Morris, an Illinois State University mathematics professor.