The Black Circus and the Multiplicity of Gazes

a black and white photograph of The Gilbert Troupe, a four person black circus act

While researching African American sideshow musicians for the grant project’s upcoming digital exhibit, it became apparent there was another story that needed to be told: the legacy of Ephraim Williams, the world’s first Black circus owner.

ISU ReD marks its 10,000th item

Black and white photograph of Angeline (Ange) V. Milner, first librarian at Illinois State Normal University. Milner is shown sitting at her office desk. Date unknown.

ISU ReD, Illinois State University’s institutional repository, recently marked an important milestone: its 10,000th addition