A Blog from History


New Website Launch for Historic Exhibition Celebrating the Trailblazing Journey of Zella Powell, the First African-American woman to Graduate from Eastern Illinois University in 1910...

Zella with scrapbook, John Powell in barbershop, Stephanie Wright Griggs Documents: Map of Mattoon

Editor’s note: Some language in this article may be disturbing to some readers. This is the first part of a series detailing the life and...


We at The Daily Eastern News believe that students at Eastern deserve to have Douglas Hall renamed and renamed after someone truly tied to the...

Grandma and her students in Mattoon

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a series detailing the life and legacy of the Powell family of Mattoon, Illinois, as well as...


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