Honoring Timuel D. Black’s 100th Birthday
The Life and Times of Timuel D. Black: A Centenary Symposium
Saturday December 8, 2018 | Free
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.
100 Years of Music and Memories: Timuel D. Black's Birthday Gala
Sunday December 9, 2018
This year, Timuel D. Black Jr turns 100! Join this centenary salute to Tim Black, Bronzeville Baba, for his lifetime of extraordinary service to our community: teacher, soldier, civil rights leader, political activist, author, social historian. Banquet will feature premier performance of musical composition by jazz maestro Robert "Baabe" Irving, III. Donation requested: proceeds to benefit the Vivian Harsh Society's annual Timuel D. Black Research Fellowship and help establish the Timuel D. Black Education Foundation.