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Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty records
The Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, originally named the Illinois Coalition Against the Death Penalty, was founded in 1976. It campaigned to end capital punishment in the state and in the country, and it also served as an advocate for the interests of prisoners already on death row. Along with other opponents of capital punishment, it convinced the
Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty--Oral Histories Collection
In 2012, Lara Kelland, a history instructor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, taught a history course in which she and her students interviewed members of the Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and people who were sympathetic to the Coalition's goals. These interviews were recorded as digital files, and those files have been copied onto DVD's.