The Cairo Project -- a report by the students of the School of Journalism at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


Professors for The Cairo Project: Phil Greer, Anita Stoner, William Freivogel, William Recktenwald

Webmaster, Graphic Designer & Production Manager: Heather Lose

Photo Editor: Phil Greer

Copy Editor: Claudette Roulo, assisted by Joseph Midkiff

Special thanks for the generous financial support of the Howard R. Long Opportunity Fund established by SIUC alumna Judith Roales and for the support of the Center for Intergenerational Leadership under the leadership of Director Jane Angelis.

Thanks also for the assistance of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute and the support of the dean and interim dean of the College of Mass Communication & Media Arts, Manjunath Pendakur and Gary Kolb. Thanks to Don Laur and Matt MacCrimmon for quick and friendly technical support.

Joseph Augustine Brown, professor of Black American Studies, provided information and artifacts about the lynching of Will James. Finally, credit goes to current and former members of the Daily Egyptian, who wrote and photographed much of this website. Please visit to view other projects by students in the School of Journalism.


The Cairo Project
The School of Journalism
Communications-Room 1202
Carbondale, IL 62901

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