In collaboration with the University of Chicago Civic Knowledge Project
Led by the great civil rights activist and oral historian of Bronzeville, Timuel D. Black, who has lived on Chicago’s South Side for nine decades, this tour affords special insights into the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the non-violent civil rights movement in Chicago. Learn how the stage was set for Dr. King by the founding of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in Chicago in the early 1940s, how Dr. King organized his 1966 protests in Chicago, and how the legacy of Dr. King has been kept alive in Chicago, influencing such figures as President Barack Obama.
The tour will leave promptly at 1 pm from the southeast corner of University Avenue and 59th St. There is street parking, but please allow 10–15 minutes to park and check in before boarding the bus. Walking will be required during the on-site visits. In case of extreme weather, please contact the Graham School at 312.464.8655 to confirm that the tour will run.
Mr. Black, who worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is professor emeritus at City Colleges of Chicago, author of the Bronzeville oral history Bridges of Memory, and the recipient of such honors as the Benton Medal for Distinguished Public Service and the City of Chicago’s Champions of Freedom award.