Chicago historian, civil rights activist Timuel Black dies at 102

Timuel Black sitting in a church pew
Timuel Black activist and historian, seen here at Roberts Temple Church in 2019, died Wednesday at the age of 102. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
Timuel Black sitting in a church pew
Timuel Black activist and historian, seen here at Roberts Temple Church in 2019, died Wednesday at the age of 102. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

Chicago historian, civil rights activist Timuel Black dies at 102

Chicago civil rights activist and cultural icon Timuel Black died Tuesday at age 102. He was a historian, teacher, storyteller and music-lover who dedicated his life to ending segregation, voter disenfranchisement and discrimination. Reset pays tribute to the legend and speaks with several people who knew and worked with him.

GUESTS: Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun, U.S. Senator from Illinois (1993-99)

Barbara Ransby, UIC professor and author of Making Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom In The 21st Century

Lisa Yun Lee, executive director of the National Public Housing Museum

Eve Ewing sociologist, educator and award-winning author