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Remembering South Side Chicago’s Dempsey Travis

Funeral services for Dempsey Travis are set for this morning at the Apostolic Church of God on Chicago's South Side. He wrote nearly two dozen books detailing his life, and the experiences of African-Americans in the 20th century. In doing so, he became something of a walking and talking history of black Chicago. The real estate magnate, civil rights activist, musician, and author died last Thursday at the age of 89.

Music Button: Mavis Staples, "I'll Be Rested", from the CD We'll Never Turn Back, (Anti records)

Wake and Funeral:
A wake is scheduled for this morning at 10. Funeral services begin at 11:30 a.m. at Apostolic Church of God, 6320 S. Dorchester Avenue, in Chicago.

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