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"A Team Apart": Judy Travelstead

Hometown Teams is a Smithsonian exhibit currently on display at the Union County Museum in Cobden.  It chronicles the history and influence of sports on our lives. In this edition of Southern Illinois Wonders, historian Judy Travelstead explores the pathway to integration of high school basketball  in southern Illinois between the 1920's and the 1950's.

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Judy Travelstead is  a longtime member of the board of directors of the Union County Historical and Genealogy Society.

Hometown Teams is on display at the Union County Museum in Coben through April 13th.  Southern Illinois Wonders is produced in collaboration with the Illinois Humanities Council, a non profit organization dedicated to fostering a culture in which the humanities are a vital part of the lives of individuals and communities.

Theme music for Southern Illinois Wonders is provided by Robert Bowlin.

Jeff Williams is the Associate Director for Radio and Station Manager for WSIU Radio. Jeff is a native of southern Illinois and has been in broadcasting for 30 years. After graduating with a degree in Radio-Television from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, he worked in radio and television news in Illinois, Indiana, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. before returning to WSIU Radio in 1997, as Morning Edition anchor/reporter. Jeff served as News Director from 2001 to 2015. He assumed Station Manager duties in 2004. WSIU is operated by Southern Illinois University Carbondale. It signed on the air in September 1958.
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