The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King, there will be several events throughout the city from January to April planned by various community groups. Please join us for the annual Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. bus tour, led by Prof. Timuel D. Black, AM'54 the Senior Statesman of Chicago's South Side! Prof. Black, who worked directly with Dr. King, will share his wonderful stories about King and the Civil Rights Movement, particularly in relation to Chicago. Tim will be assisted by Bart Schultz, Senior Lecturer in the Humanities (Philosophy) and Director of the Civic Knowledge Project at the University of Chicago. The tour will visit the RainbowPUSH Coalition, Liberty Baptist Church, and other sites important to King's work and legacy. Prior to the bus tour, we will gather for refreshments and conversation at the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture and after the tour we will have an opportunity for further discussion to share our impressions of the day.

Learn more about Timuel Black, AM'54 life and work here.

11:30am-12:00pm: Refreshments and Registration
12:00pm-12:45pm: Conversation
12:45pm-4:00pm: Bus Tour
4:00pm-5:00pm: Post Tour Discussion
Day of event logistics will be published by January 10th.

If you are having difficulty registering on the site or logging in, please contact the Alumni Association at uccosupport@uchicago.edu, 877.292.3945 (toll-free), or 773.702.3945. A staff member will return your message during regular business hours (8:30 a.m.–5:00 pm CT Monday–Friday).

If you want to register over the phone or via email, call Alumni Association at 773.702.2150 or email alumniassociation@uchicago.edu. If you send or leave a message, include your name, club event, and preferred contact information. A staff member will return your message during regular business hours (8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CT Monday–Friday). If registering over the phone be prepared to share your guest’s name, an email for event confirmation, and allow up to two weeks for the registration process to be completed, including charges to your credit card, listing on the “Look Who’s Coming”, and viewing the event in your account.

If you have any questions regarding logistics of the event, e.g., where to meet, special assistance requests, parking, please contact the Event Contact listed.


Register by January 10th.

Event Information

Cost: $45.00 per person
Registration Required
Event limited to 30 spaces and tickets are nonrefundable


Saturday, 01/13/18 at 11:30am - 5:00pm | iCal


The Center for Identity and Inclusion
5710 South Woodlawn
Chicago, IL 60637 USA

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Look Who's Coming:

Catherine Grimsted
Melissa Warehall
K. Rizwan Kadir
Charmaine Owens
Lisa Warshauer
Larry Owens
  Chicago State University
Robert Burrows
Roosevelt Matthews
  Albany Baptist Church
Nate Burrows
Carrie Burrows
Irene Sherr
Guest of Irene Sherr
Paul Lefort
Eileen Lefort
Michael Pope
Marianne Pope
Heather Ingraham
Jena Doolas
Lois Thiessen Love
Merry Edmondson
Wiley Edmondson
... a total of 30 guests.
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Event Contact
Charmaine Owens MLA'98