CANCELLED | Fireside Chat with Timuel Black and Book Grab  at International House

Following the 51st commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination, we welcome you for a fireside chat with civil rights legend 101 year old Timuel Black, AM'54, as he shares his wonderful stories about Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement, particularly in relation to Chicago. Tim will be joined by Bart Schultz, editor of "Sacred Ground", Senior Lecturer in Humanities (Philosophy) and Director for the University of Chicago Civic Knowledge Project.

Please bring a copy of your favorite book, wrapped, and "grab" someone elses.

When ordering your ticket, you will have an option to purchase a copy of "Sacred Ground" and an opportunity during the event to get it autographed by Professor Black.


  • 11:30am-12:00pm Registration and Brunch Opens-Library
  • 12:00pm-12:45     Fireside chat -Coulter Lounge
  • 12:45pm-1:00pm  Q&A
  • 1:00pm-1:45pm    Book signing and optional selfie with Professor Black-Coulter Lounge
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm   Book Grab/Networking-Library

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

Event Details

  • Alumni cost $30/Non-Alumni cost $35
  • Non-Alumni in your party must pay the $35 cost
  • I-House Graduate students must register with Hannah Barton and have a current Univesity ID on event day
  • Alumni/Non Alumni Ticket maximum per person-4
  • Grad Student Complimentary ticket maximum per person-1
  • You must bring a book to grab a book - book must be wrapped

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.

grant-program-logoThis event is made possible due to a generous grant awarded from the University of Chicago Alumni Association.

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Event Questions
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Event Information

Cost: $30 per person-Alumni

          $35 per person -Non Alumni

Includes Brunch and chat

Optional Cost: $24.95 Copy of Sacred Ground 
Event Registration closes March 31st @ noon.
Event is limited and tickets are nonrefundable.

Current graduate students may receive complimentary tickets but registration is still required.  Access on event day will require a current University ID. Please contact Hannah Barton, I-House Assistant Director Programs & Communications at to register.

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11:30AM - 2:00PM Sun 5 Apr 2020 ( Timezone: Central )


International House
1414 E. 59th St
Chicago, IL 60637 USA

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Look Who's Coming:

Charmaine Owens
  MLA'98 Event Co-Host
Lisa Warshauer
  EX'88 Event Co-Host
David Simmons
Kenneth Oshodi
Gwen Fullenkamp
Paula Givan
Timothy Lyman
Guest of Timothy Lyman Lyman
Mary Smith
Guest of Mary Smith
Melissa Warehall
... a total of 11 guests.
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Event Hosts
Charmaine Owens, MLA'98
Alumni Club of Chicago Board President
Lisa Warshauer, EX'88
Alumni Club of Chicago Board Programming Chair