Victory Bell was born in Mississippi to sharecropper parents. The family moved to Rockford, Illinois in 1945. In 1971 Bell became the first African American to serve on the Rockford City Council. He served as the fifth ward alderman from 1971-2009.
June 2, 2009
Midway Village Museum
Laura B. Furman
Midway Village Museum, Rockford, Illinois
Digitial Audio Recording
“Victory Bell,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed April 12, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/4347.