Timuel D.  Black

Timuel D. Black

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Cultural Icon Timuel D. Black, Jr. Feted on 100th Birthday, Receives French Legion of Honour

Honoring a lifetime of Achievement, Music and Memories at Centenary Celebration Weekend

In his Bronzeville neighborhood, he is known as Baba, Griot. Teller of tales, fighter of the good fight, protector of our history. He is a cultural icon, a larger than life figure whose legacy encompasses more than 80 decades. His life’s journey has been one of serving country, building family, securing civil rights and supporting community. On December 8-9, 2018, Chicago will celebrate the 100th Birthday of Timuel D. Black, Jr. with events in Chicago at Logan Center and at the South Shore Cultural Center.