EVENT 12/8: The Life and Times of Timuel D. Black: A Centenary Symposium
A symposium with Timuel D. Black, Chicago southside resident for over 100 years, civil rights activist and historian.
Professor Timuel D. Black turns 100 this year – and what a Century it has been! Join scholars and artists in examining the historical context of his life and accomplishments. Soldier, teacher, civil rights leader, political activist, Tim has received local and international awards and recognition over the years, among them: a Croix de Guerre, the highest military honor accorded by France to non-citizens; The City of Chicago’s Champion of Freedom Medal, and the 2012 Benton Medal for Distinguished Public Service from the University of Chicago. Author of a two-volume work: Bridges of Memory: Chicago’s First Wave of Great Migration; his new memoir, Sacred Ground, will be available for purchase at the symposium.
Special Guests include Lonnie Bunch, Founding Director, National Museum of African American History and Culture; James Grossman, Executive Director, American Historical Association, Natalie Yvonne Moore, Carol L Adams, Barbara Ransby, Christopher Reed, Adam Green, Elizabeth Todd-Breland, Charles Branham and more!
Dessert reception & book signing at the conclusion of the symposium. This is a family-friendly event.
Saturday, December 8th
1 PM – 5 PM
Logan Center for the Arts, 915 East 60th St., Chicago