Past Event

A Team Apart: Segregation in Sports, 1924-1954

This program will reflect on the African-American high school and SINU basketball teams in southernmost Illinois from 1924-1954.

Judy Travelstead will talk about the history of the Southern Illinois Conference of Colored High Schools. She was the Libraria at the Southern Illinoisan newspaper in Carbondale for over 30 years before retiring, SIUC grad and a longtime member of the board of directors of the Union County Historical and Genealogy Society. Currently, she is on the board of directors of Friends of Morris Library, SIUC. 

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (618) 893-2865.


This event is part of the Hometown Teams exhibit on display in Cobden IL from March 1 through April 13, 2014. For more information about the exhibit and a list of towns that will host the exhibit, visit