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3rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Bus Tour

Join the annual Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. bus tour, led by South Side activist and educator Timuel D. Black, AM'54.

During the day Timuel D. Black, AM'54,  who worked directly with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, will share his wonderful stories about Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement, particularly in relation to Chicago. Professor Black will be assisted by Bart Schultz, Senior Lecturer in the Humanities (Philosophy) and Director of the University of Chicago Civic Knowledge Project.
 

  • 11:00 am-11:30 am Refreshments and registration at the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture.
  • 11:30am-12:15 pm Discussion with Timuel D. Black, AM'54 and Bart Schultz
  • 12:15-3:00 pm Bus tour with stops to RainbowPUSH Coalition, the Faith Community of St. Sabina, and other sites important to Dr. King's work and legacy. 
  • 4:00-5:00 pm After the tour an optional invitation to attend the Seminary Co-op Book Launch of Black's, AM'54 memoir Sacred Ground: The Chicago Streets of Timuel Black at 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. Chicago, IL 60637.

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

timuel-black Timuel Black, AM'54 was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on December 7, 1918, but was raised in Chicago – a place he loves to call home. He is a revered and highly respected educator, political activist, community leader, oral historian and philosopher. After being drafted into the Army during World War II, Black returned to school and became a social worker. He has taught at a variety of high schools as well as colleges and universities. He is a pioneer in the independent black political movement and coined the phrase "plantation politics."  Black has spent his life furthering the cause of social justice.


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Registration
If you want to register over the phone or via email, contact the 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 am–5:00 pm 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.
 

Event Questions
If you have any questions regarding logistics of the event, e.g., where to meet, special assistance requests, parking, please contact Charmaine Owens, MLA'98 at charowens1101@gmail.com.

 


 

 


 

If you want to register over the phone call Alumni Association at 773.702.2150. A staff member will return your message during regular business hours (8:30 am – 5 pm CST Mon-Fri).

Event Information

Cost: $45.00 per person; includes box lunch.
Registration closes January 12 at noon.
Event limited to 30 spaces and tickets are nonrefundable.

When:

Saturday, 01/19/19 at 11:00am - 5:00pm | iCal

Where:

Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture
5733 University Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637 USA

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Look Who's Coming:

Charmaine Owens
  Co-Host (MLA'98)
Lisa Warshauer
  Co-Host (EX'88)
Jennifer Tescher
Jonathan Eig
Bart Lazar
Guest of Bart Lazar
Anna Akers-Pecht
William Chyr
Helen Batson
... a total of 9 guests.
Note: to opt out from this list please sign in, go to My Account and change your preferences under My RSVPs.
 
Event Contact:
Charmaine Owens, MLA'98
Alumni Club of Chicago Board Director and Program Committee Chair
charowens1101@gmail.com