Labor organizers and civil rights activists Timuel Black Jr. Died 13 October at the age of 102 years.
According to USA Today, he died while attending hospice at his South Side Chicago home. His wife, Zenobia Johnson-Black“I hope every day of my life will celebrate his life. He was trying to make this world a better place. And that’s what he called on others to do. That’s how I hope he will be remembered.”
Former President Barack Obama Released a statement, which read, “The team has been and continues to be the history of Chicago for decades. But he himself has made a lot of history.”
He continued, “Over his 102 years, the team has had many things: an experienced historian, writer, academician, civil rights leader and humanitarian. . “
Barack Obama was present at the inauguration of Barack Obama in Black 200.
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Born and raised in Chicago, Black served in World War II, attended Roosevelt University in Chicago, and received a degree in sociology in 1252. And eventually teach at Chicago City Colleges.
After seeing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1 In December 1955, he televised a bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, and joined the civil rights movement. He soon met Dr. Started working with King. He continued to advocate for the election of Harold Washington, the first black mayor of Chicago in 1983.
In 2019, a memoir by Timuel Black Jr. Holy ground Is released.