EVENT ALERT: Today @ Noon — A Talk with the Legendary (and CCDBR Board Member) Dr. Timuel Black
Posted on December 4, 2012
Come hear from CCDBR Board member Timuel Black at the University of Chicago’s “A Talk with the Legendary Dr. Timuel Black.”
Today, December 4, 2012 at noon
Biological Sciences Learning Center, Room 202
924 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL
From University of Chicago:
“It’s hard to know where to begin with Dr. Timuel Black: one of the most important figures in modern Chicago African-American history. Born in Birmingham, Alabama (as the grandson of slaves), Timuel D. Black, Jr. came to Chicago before he was a year old. The neighborhoods of Chicago are the map of his life. He is a revered and highly respected educator, community leader, oral historian, and political activist. He was educated at Chicago’s Burke Elementary School and DuSable High School and later earned a bachelor’s degree from Roosevelt University and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago. He taught at DuSable, Farragut, and Hyde Park high schools in Chicago, and became a renowned teacher and administrator at the City Colleges of Chicago.
At 95 years old, he has been a progressive force for change and social justice in the city and on the South Side. He is a longtime friend of President Barack Obama. He helped elect Harold Washington in the 1980s, the first black mayor of Chicago. He served as an adviser to Martin Luther King, Jr. and led the Chicago contingent to the 1963 March on Washington. Dr. Black’s celebrated book, “Bridges of Memory: Chicago’s FIrst Wave of Migration”, chronicles black Chicago history from the 1920s to the present.
This talk is sponsored by JOURNEES in preparation for the first-year trip to Tutwiler, Mississippi but all are welcome to attend. You do not want to miss this event. A strong showing would show our thanks to Dr. Black for his time. Please bring your own lunch to the event.”