you to everyone who made this Web site possible!
The Three Original Freedom Riders who visited the University of
Illinois in 2003 and 2004: Mr. Edward Blankenheim,
died on September 26, 2004 Reverend Ben E. Cox, Sr. Mr. Hank Thomas
Mrs. Pam Blankenheim, wife
of Edward Blankenheim, who provided pictures and other materials
for this Web site.
The University of Ilinois Brown v.
Board of Education Commemorative Committee, which
funded these visits and the Web site.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Office of Continuing Education staff: Dr. David Schejbal,
director of the Office of Continuing Education Dr. James Onderdonk,
head of Conferences and Institutes Ms. Cheryl A. Barber,
program director in Conferences and Institutes Ms. Stefanie L. Meents,program
secretary in Conferences and Institutes Mrs. Ileatta Kay Strader,coordinator
of publications and promotions Mr. Joseph T. Zalabak,
director of information technology Mr. Eric M. Larson,IT
programming specialist Mrs. Pamela Morrow,