Black History of Bloomington, IL

As a Black Owned Business, we recognize we would not exist without the fortitude of the BIPOC residents, patrons and business owners who came before us, carving a path for us to thrive. We thank you for your resilience, ambition and sacrifice.

"The Bloomington-Normal Black History Project (BNBHP) was founded in 1982 and its collections span the 19th and 20th centuries. The collection contains photographs, portraits, booklets, articles, and photocopies related to club organizations and churches of the local Black community. In 1989, the Black History Project was affiliated with the McLean County Historical Society, which now serves as a repository for the project's collections."