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C.T. Vivian

A couple elected leaders in Macomb say the community's new middle school should be named after the Reverend C-T Vivian. 

Rich Egger

Macomb paid its final respects to the Reverend C.T. Vivian, the civil rights leader who grew up in the community.  Dr. Vivian died July 17 at the age of 95.

Rich Egger

Local leaders held a brief wreath laying ceremony over the weekend at the property where the Reverend C.T. Vivian grew up in Macomb. The lot in the 700 block of East Adams Street is currently empty but there are still plans to use that space to honor the late civil rights leader.

Rich Egger

A life filled with achievement has come to an end.  The Reverend C.T. Vivian, who grew up in Macomb, died Friday in Atlanta, Georgia, just a couple weeks shy of his 96th birthday.

Rich Egger

A plaque now marks the site where civil rights leader Reverend C.T. Vivian lived when he grew up in Macomb. The lot at 702 E. Adams St. is currently empty but Byron Oden-Shabazz is making big plans for it.

Community. Service.

Oct 14, 2015
Rich Egger

On Saturday, October 3rd I attended the WIU Homecoming parade. It was a beautiful day for a parade: sunny, the air crisp, the trees around us on the verge of exploding in autumnal color. I watched high school marching bands, politicians and hair stylists, dance troupes and college floats pass by. 

Rich Egger

The civil rights leader grew up in the western Illinois community, which paid homage to him during a three day visit that coincided with homecoming at Western Illinois University.

Rich Egger

C.T. Vivian's family moved from segregated Missouri to Macomb when he was young because his parents felt he would receive a better education in a university community.  Now that community's school district plans to honor the civil rights activist for his lifetime of achievement.

CBS Atlanta

A Macomb Board of Education member said he will work on a project to commemorate civil rights activist C.T. Vivian, who grew up in Macomb.

Rich Egger

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is being awarded to Dr. C.T. Vivian, who grew up in Macomb.

In The Tri States

Jun 2, 2012

A look back at the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio news department from May 2012.   

During the month, former Macomb High School teacher and coach Daniel Watson and former Hamilton School Board member Dion Gregory both learned their sentences for inappropriate conduct with minors. A Burlington man was sentenced for starting a fire at a church in that town. Four young people from Burlington were killed when two boats collided on the Mississippi River.

Emphasis - May 18

May 18, 2012

Rich Egger's guest is Civil Rights leader C.T. Vivian, who grew up in Macomb. Dr Vivian was back in town to speak at the Dealing With Difference Institute at Western Illinois University.

Vivian was a close friend of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. and worked alongside him during the American Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and '60s. He said the world does not change unless people get involved.