Civil rights leader Timuel Black dies at 102

Written by on October 14, 2021

"He marched with Martin Luther King Jr., campaigned for Chicago mayor Harold Washington, mentored a young Barack Obama and helped bring the Obama Presidential Center to the South Side," the university said of the civil rights leader in a statement.

Black also helped end segregation in the Chicago Public Schools district through his work as an educator and administrator, the university said.

Black is survived by his daughter Ermetra and his wife Zenobia, the university . . .



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