Chicago State University
In 1867, a teacher training school was formed in a leaky railroad boxcar in Blue Island, Illinois. Over the next 150 years, the school grew from a rural county certificate-granting program to Chicago State University (CSU). During the 1930s, CSU was at the forefront of preparing teachers for diverse learners, and by the 1980s, the institution expanded its influence by partnering with international universities. At its inception, there were 13 pupils, and by the mid-1990s, the university had a student body exceeding 8,500 students. As the school grew, so did its influence. Now in the 21st century, CSU has become a hub for education, science and technology, and health professions, offering baccalaureate through doctoral degrees. In addition to academics, the institution has a rich history of student activism, athletics, and cultural activities.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9781467129794
: Arcadia Publishing
: 09/17/2018
: Illinois
: Campus History
: 198 Black And White
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Byung-In Seo is an associate professor in the College of Education at CSU, and Aaisha N. Haykal is the manager of archival services at the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture. They have selected the best images from Chicago State University’s extensive photograph collection in the university archives.
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