Legendary 100-year-old activist and historian Timuel Black discusses his new book, Sacred Ground: The Chicago Streets of Timuel Black, which chronicles the life and times of this Chicago icon. Bart Schultz, editor of the book, and Bennett Johnson, activist and publisher of Path Press, will talk with Black about his life in this event co-sponsored by Northwestern University’s Department of African-American Studies. Evanston civil rights legend Bennett Johnnson will also join the discussion. Register to reserve a seat at https://evanston.libnet.info/event/1971364
About the Speakers:
Timuel D. Black, Jr. has spent his life furthering the cause of social justice, and his two volumes of oral histories, Bridges of Memory: Chicago's First Wave of Black Migration and Bridges of Memory: Chicago's Second Generation of Black Migration, published by Northwestern University Press, chronicle black Chicago history from the 1920s to the present.
Bennett Johnson is a legendary civil rights activist and publisher in Evanston. He helped found Evanston’s branch of the Congress of Racial Equality and the Chicago League of Negro Voters. He has worked for Urban Consulting Inc. and as the president of the Evanston Minority Business Consortium He co-founded Path Press, which began publishing books in 1969 as one of the first black-owned publishers, and continues to this day.
Bart Schultz is a senior lecturer in humanities and director of the Civic Knowledge Project at the University of Chicago. He is the author of many works, including Henry Sidgwick: Eye of the Universe.