Timuel Black, Strategist and Organizer for Black Chicago, Dies at 102

All of Professor Black’s grandparents, including the grandmother who helped raise him, had been enslaved. His father, known as Dixie, worked as a sharecropper in the South and at steel mills and stockyards in Chicago until the Great Depression, when he did odd jobs for neighbors. Professor Black’s mother, Mattie (McConner) Black, was a…

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