Timuel Black

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Timuel D. Black Jr.
Timuel Black op havoschool Notre Dame des Anges.jpg
Black during his visit to Dutch secondary school Notre Dame des Anges in 2010
Born(1918-12-07)December 7, 1918
DiedOctober 13, 2021(2021-10-13) (aged 102)
EducationWendell Phillips High School
DuSable High School
Roosevelt University
University of Chicago
OccupationSocial worker, educator, civil rights activist, historian
Spouse(s)Norisea J. Cummings (1947-58)

Ruby P. Battle (1959-1968)

Zenobia Johnson-Black (1982-present)[1]

Timuel D. Black Jr. (December 7, 1918 – October 13, 2021) was an American historian, educator, author and civil rights activist. He was an expert in African American history in Chicago.

Black began his career as a social worker. During the 1960s, Black was president of the Negro American Labor Council. He was an organizer of the Chicago participation in the 1963 March on Washington.[2]

Black was the named plaintiff in the lawsuit Black v. McGuffage.[3] The suit claimed that the Illinois voting system discriminated against minorities during the 2000 United States presidential election.[4]

Black died on October 13, 2021 while in hospice care in Chicago, Illinois at the age of 102.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Gettinger, Aaron. "Timuel Black honored for a life of achievement". HPHerald.com. Hyde Park Herald. Archived from the original on 12 February 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  2. "Documenting the Life of Dr. Timuel D. Black". ChiPubLib.org. Chicago Public Library. Archived from the original on 22 July 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  3. "Black v. McGuffage, 209 F. Supp. 2d 889 (N.D. Ill. 2002)". Court Listener. Free Law Project. Archived from the original on 22 July 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  4. Staff Writer. "Historian Timuel Black's gift to Chicago". acluofillinois@aclu-il.org. ACLU Illinois. Archived from the original on 22 July 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  5. Ihejirika, Maudlyne (October 13, 2021). "Timuel Black, historian, civil rights activist, dies at 102". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved October 13, 2021.