Preston Ewing

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General Information

Name: Preston Ewing

Pen Name: None

Birth Year: N/A

Place of Birth: Cairo, IL.

Website: N/A

Email: N/A

Illinois Connection

Ewing served as chairperson of the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation and the Illinois Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. His address is P.O. Box 481, Cairo, IL. 62914, 618-734-1725.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ewing moved to Los Angeles to attend college. His first employment was as Associate Director for the National Office of the NAACP. He later became an Associate Director of the National Center for the Educational Rights of Children. Mr. Ewing was active in the civil rights movement in Cairo, IL. His photographs from that period are in the form of a traveling exhibit and a book of photographs (Let My Children Go).

Published Works

  • Let My People Go, Southern Illinois University Press, 1996

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Let My People Go: Cairo, Illinois, 1967-1973

ISBN: 0809320851
Release Date: 1996-12-01

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Literary Awards

Delta Award from the Illinois State Historical Society.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Preston Ewing on WorldCat

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