Emma D. Clark, 1983

The mother of nine children, Mrs. Clark spent a good deal of her life "just taking care of my kids." She also did day work for over twenty years with one family. She came to Champaign from Mackly-Morrisville, Tennessee, in 1925 when her husband got a job at the round-house coal chute. She is especially proud of "the fact that I raised my family to be self-supporting, responsible, and good citizens of the community."

Source: Raymond Bial's In All My Years: Portraits of Older Blacks In Champaign-Urbana, Champaign County Historical Museum, 1983.