Timuel D. Black Papers

Institution: Chicago Public Library - Carter G. Woodson Regional Library
9525 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: (312) 747-6900
Date: 1918-2010
Extent: 336 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None

Biographical/Historical Note:
Professor Emeritus at City Colleges of Chicago, Timuel Black is a prominent historian, author, human rights activist, and expert on Chicago’s African American history. During the 1960s, he was president of the Chicago chapter of the Negro American Labor Council, and organizer of Chicago participation in the 1963 March on Washington. He had been active in more than 100 organizations over seven decades.

Scope and Content Note:
The collection includes extensive organizational files, correspondence, manuscripts, DuSable High School yearbooks, subject files, oral histories, audiovisual materials, photographs and memorabilia. Additional papers relating to the life and work of his son, Timuel Kerrigan Black (1963-1993), were accessioned in 2007.

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