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Abraham Lincoln Oral History Project

Updated: Thursday, May 1 2014, 10:56 AM CDT
SPRINGFIELD -- Library officials and community college leaders discuss a new oral history project. The Oral History Program at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has recorded hundreds of stories from people who made history in Illinois, from politicians to veterans to athletes.

Now the program is announcing the results of a year-long effort to capture stories from an educational system that covers the entire state and serves nearly one million students a year: Illinois' community colleges.

The Illinois community college system, is marking its 50th anniversary in 2015 and supporters say it is "one of the state's hidden gems" that helps make colleges more affordable and is an integral part of every community where those colleges are located.Abraham Lincoln Oral History Project

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