Kewanee's Black community once had a voice - News - Canton Daily Ledger - Canton, IL

[Editor’s Note: Mayor Gary Moore is discussing reviving the disbanded Kewanee Human Relations Commission. This is Part 1 of a four-part series on the origin and annals of the commission. Information was gathered from Star Courier articles published from the 1960s through the 1990s.

KEWANEE — Kewanee’s Black Lives Matter march on June 6 wasn’t the first or only time local black and white residents have protested for justice and civil rights.

On Monday, May 4, 1964, 55 Black…

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