was a lead organizer of the Chicago contingent that attended the historic 1963 March on Washington D.C. which helped catapult Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the level of the most prominent Black leader in America. if not the world.
Professor Emeritus, Malcolm X College, Chicago, IL
The Egan Urban Center was proud to announce Timuel Black
as its first community fellow in March of 1995.
==================Timuel D. Black
, a revered and highly respected educator, political activist, community leader and philosopher, will be honored as a Black Man from Bronzeville' by partners in Community Development on Sunday, April 24, from 4-7 p.m., at the DuSable Museum, at 57th & Cottage Grove.Among celebrity participants who will pay tribute to Black
are Vernon Jarrett and Studs Terkel, two award-winning journalists who are long-time friends and colleagues of the honoree.
A special feature of the tribute will be a premiere showing of Teacher!, a video presentation of Timuel Black
, born in Birmingham, Alabama, has lived in Chicago since he
was six months of age.He
is a graduate of Burke Elementary School and DuSable High School.He
received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Roosevelt University and a Master's degree from the University of Chicago where he
has also done additional graduate study.He
currently is on the faculty at Roosevelt University.Black
is a proud and distinguished member of the Hall of Fame of both DuSable and Wendell Phillips high schools.
A long-time resident of Hyde Park-Kenwood, Black
professional career as a case worker for various community agencies in Chicago and Gary.He
has taught at Farragut, DuSable and Hyde Park high schools and has held a number of positions at the City Colleges of Chicago ; co-developer and consultant to the Office of Special Projects of the University of Chicago Partnership Program, director of Community Affairs, vice president of academic affairs at Olive-Harvey College, dean of Transfer Programs at Wright College and professor of Social Science at Harold Washington College.He
was also assistant director of the Chicago Teachers Corps Consortium.
As a pioneer in the independent Black political movement, he
has dedicated his
life to furthering the cause of social justice on many fronts, including the political arena.He
coined the phrase plantation politics. Black has been a political candidate on three occasions ; alderman of the Fourth Ward (63), state senator of the 22nd District (78) and state representative of the 22nd District (80).
Other efforts have included board member of the VOTE Community (82), and co-chair of the People's Movement for Voter Registration Project of the Illinois Democratic Party.
Other board members are Tony Martin, vice-president ; Sheila Altieri, secretary ; Jacky Grimshaw, treasurer ; Timuel Black
, Doug Gills, Alan Goldberg, Susan Johnson, James Payne, Angela Rose, David Flax-Hatch, project director of the FaithCorp Fund, and Lin Von Dreele.
Of particular significance to Timuel
are Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Chicago visit during Leslie Pennington's tenure, and the Kenwood-Oakland community organizing, which probably led to the first use of the phrase"plantation politics..
was born in Birmingham, Alabama, Chicago has been Timuel's home since he
was a few months old.
is writing a book using the working title, Bridges of Memory : Three Generations of African Americans in Chicago.
==================Timuel D. Black
, a much revered and highly respected educator, political activist, community leader and philosopher, received high praise as A Black Man from Bronzeville when Partners in Community Development hosted a special tribute in his
honor.The fundraiser was held in the DuSable Museum's new Harold Washington Wing before an appreciative audience of more than 400 guests.
, 1999 recipientTimuel D. Black, Jr.
, AM'54, has been an activist, educator, and inspiring leader in the cause of social justice for more than four decades.A pioneer in the fight against racial segregation in the city of Chicago and its public school system, Mr. Black
organized the successful 1960 wade-in at Rainbow Beach.He
was also the Illinois chairman of the historic 1963 March on Washington.And as co-chair of the People's Movement for Voter Registration and Education, he
was instrumental in registering more than 250, 000 voters in Chicago in 1982-83.
retirement, Mr. Black
was director and chairman of Community Affairs for the City Colleges of Chicago and served in a variety of academic and administrative roles in the City Colleges and at Roosevelt University.In recognition of his
service, Mr. Black
has received numerous awards, among them the 1990 Civil Liberties Award from the Illinois Affiliate A.C.L.U., the 1989 Man for All Seasons Award from the Black Faculty in Higher Education, and the Chicago Urban League's 1986 Beautiful People Award".Mr. Black
remains active in community affairs.He
is on the Board of Directors for the African American AIDS Network and is an advisor to the Newberry Library's Chicago Metro-History Project and to the Chicago Historical Society.Currently documenting the rich oral tradition of the South and West Sides of Chicago, he
is the editor of Bridges of Memory : Giving Voice to Black Chicago History across Three Generations, an oral history drawn from the recollections of 150 African American citizens of Chicago.Mr. Black
has dedicated himself to improving the lives of those around him.He
is a warrior on the.