David Ibata collection of Cairo racial strife, 1969-1975 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
ID: 4/3/PP 26
Extent: 2.0 Boxes
Subjects (links to similar collections)
Forms of Material (links to similar genres)
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of research material collected by Dave Ibata, editor in chief for the Daily Egyptian in 1975, for a series of articles examining the state of race relations in Cairo. It includes typed notes of interviews of various Cairo citizens conducted in March-April 1975, including James B. Walder, the mayor of Cairo, Preston Ewing Jr., the president of the Cairo NAACP, Rev. Larry Potts, founder of an all-white school, Lt. Governor Paul Simon, Rev. Charles Koen, the president of the United Front, and Ralph Anderson, president of Phoenix of Cairo. Also included is material gathered by Ibata from various sources such as circulars and pamphlets, and an incomplete run of the Cairo News section of the East St. Louis newspaper The Monitor.