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“Drum Voices” Beats On as Eugene B. Redmond Writing Club celebrates its 25th birthday

Darlene Roy writes: “Atlanta was fantastic!” Here’s Rocoe “Ros” Crenshaw’s lively report of how the Euguene B. Redmond Writing Club celebrated its 25th anniversary with a release of a 700-page “Drumvoices Revue.” The event raised funds for the Redmond’s learning center at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. All previous 16 issues of “Drumvoices” are included […]

Artist Edna J. Patterson-Petty inducted in the SIUE hall of fame

Oct. 10, 2009 versatile artist Edna J. Patterson-Petty was one of 13 inductees into the SIUE Hall of Fame. The plaque celebrating her award is housed in the Peck building on the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus. You can see more of Edna’s photos on Flickr. These are the qualifications for this prestigious award: Southern […]

Miss Fannie Belle Lebby’s Women of Tears and Laughter: An Evening with Alberta Hunter and Jackie “Moms” Mabley

On Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 PM in Abbott Auditorium, at Southern Illinois University, the Women’s Studies Department presented a special event as part of Women’s History Month 2009. Fanny’s cousin Lavelle Wilkins-Chin drove us over to the Edwardsville Campus in the pouring rain. The two of us laughed, clapped and sang along to yet […]