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Great Chicago Books Club: Timuel D. Black

4-6 p.m.

Private Residence
Chicago, IL (Hyde Park neighborhood)

Timuel D. Black, at 101 years old, continues to add to his legacy as a remarkable Civil Rights activist, oral historian, educator, and writer. His 2019 memoir, Sacred Ground: The Chicago Streets of Timuel Black, recounts his legendary work with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Jesse Jackson, Mayor Harold Washington, Sen. Carol Mosley Braun, President Barrack Obama, and many others. Tim has witnessed, organized, and participated in so many vital historical moments (from Eleanor Roosevelt's opening of the South Side Cultral Art Center to Emmett Till's funeral, to King's "I Have A Dream speech" to Obama's inauguration ). This chapter of the Great Chicago Books Club will give us a chance to hear all of the stories from Tim's life and books. The registration fee of $60 includes wine and hearty appetizers as well as the book discussion. Proceeds help support the CLHOF's other (mostly free) programming throughout the year, including our annual induction ceremony and two Fuller Award ceremonies for lifetime achievement. Registration is limited to about 20 people. Please contact Don Evans (773.414.2603) to reserve your place. 

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