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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Timuel D. Black, Jr.  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction

Born: 1918 in Birmingham, Alabama

-- Timuel D. Black, Jr. on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Black was raised in Chicago and spent the rest of his life there.

Biographical and Professional Information

Timuel D. Black is a foremost authority on the Great Migration. He is a Chicago socialist and long time friend and colleague of President Barack Obama. Black is a Professor (emeritus) of the City College of Chicago. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, a position he has held since at least 2002.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Bridges of memory.
ISBN: 0810123150. OCLC Number: 52166079

Northwestern University Press,. .

Provides oral histories based on interviews with 36 black Chicagoans who were affected by the great migration of southern blacks to the North during World War II. Reveals the history of Bronzeville, Chicago's black South Side community. Captures memories of the children, the adversities they faced and their strategies to overcome and hardships they endured in Chicago.

Bridges of memory.
ISBN: 0810122952. OCLC Number: 70483362

Northwestern University Press ;. .

Additional Title Information

  • Bridges of Memory: Chicago's First Wave of Black Migration (with John Hope Franklin)

    , Northwestern University Press, 2005

  • Bridges of Memory Volume 2: Chicago's Second Generation of Black Migration

    , Northwestern University Press, 2008

    Speaking Engagements

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