James A. McKinley, 1983

Mr. McKinley came to Champaign from Mississippi when he was twelve years old. He attended school here after which he became an aide at a VA Hospital and traveled extensively. In 1963, when he retired, he returned to Champaign.

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