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Dr. Timuel Black, Jr. is a legendary civil rights activist who was instrumental in organizing the Freedom Trains from Chicago to the historic 1963 March on Washington.  He has been a participant and leader of virtually every social justice campaign since then.  Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Black’s family was part of the Great Migration to the North while he was still a child. A retired educator, Black is one of the city’s elder statesmen.

His activism has never let up. He was a leader of the black boycott of the Chicago Public Schools in 1963; was responsible for bringing Dr. Martin Luther King to Chicago in 1966 and marching with him as part of the Chicago Freedom movement protesting the city’s blatant segregation; and he politically challenged the Chicago machine, playing a key role in the election of Harold Washington as the city’s first African-American Mayor.

Black is the author of the two-book history Bridges of Memory: Chicago’s First Wave of Black Migration; and Chicago’s Second Generation of Black Migration. His next book, Sacred Ground, will be published soon.

Fifty Years After Freedom Summer
And the Fight Goes On

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Revolution Brewing

2323 North Milwaukee, Chicago

Tickets: $65 each; $50 for Employees of Nonprofits

For information: tdrake@tenants-rights.org
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