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Information Center Named After Retired Superintendent
Dr. Marshall K. Berner,
superintendent of the Champaign Unit 4 School District from
1967-1979 and namesake of the Center, was honored posthumously.
Hammonds, former Champaign Community Unit School District
#4 Assistant Superintendent, Richard Foley, Judge Harold Baker,
David Session, and Richard Alexander, former school board members,
and Murphy McKinney, Alvin Griggs, and Hester Suggs, former District
principals, were among the individuals nominating Dr.
Berner for this recognition. The late
60’s and 70’s were tumultuous times known for divided opinions on
topics related to civil rights and desegregation. Dr.
Berner demonstrated courage and
outstanding leadership as he led the board, community, and school
system through the desegregation process in