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A May 18, 1968 Daily Illini article about one of Chancellor Jack W. Peltason’s “Chancellor’s Chats” events where he spoke about Project 500 and SEOP. Peltason painted the program as a facet of “educational reform” and said the program’s…

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This document identifies what qualified a student as educationally disadvantaged. It also outlines what qualifications students needed to meet in order to become part of the program. The university visited many high schools to recruit students to…

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The University of Illinois has continued many affirmative action policies since the inception of Project 500 in the 1960s. Pictured is an official newsletter stating the policies of affirmative action for the University of Illinois in 1974 (bottom).…

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This graph shows the increase in the minority population of undergraduates at the University of Illinois since the creation of Project 500. The enrollment increases steadily throughout the 1970s and 80s. The biggest increase comes in the Asian…

Video: Claude "Buddy" Young Scores a Touchdown Against Pitt (1944)

Racist attitudes were prevalent on campus and in America in the 1940's but sports fans were willing to make exceptions to cheer for exceptional black athletes. This video shows…

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This edition of the Campus Report explains the purposes and goals of Project 500. It was published shortly after the events at the Union. Because of the date, it can be seen that regardless of the incident, the University of Illinois was hopeful…

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Prior to Project 500, Champaign's Citizens for Racial Justice were pressuring the university to hire more minority employees, particularly black citizens.
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