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Historical and current perspectives on the African American legacy at the University of Chicago.

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    • Society & Culture

Historical and current perspectives on the African American legacy at the University of Chicago.

    • video
    Timuel Black: World War II spurred career in civil rights

    Timuel Black: World War II spurred career in civil rights

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    Timuel Black, AM’54, remembers how visiting the Buchenwald concentration camp evoked memories of his enslaved ancestors and cast his career on a path toward ensuring equal rights for all.

    • 1 min
    • video
    Timuel Black: Growing up in Chicago’s “Black Belt”

    Timuel Black: Growing up in Chicago’s “Black Belt”

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    Timuel Black, AM’54, recalls how growing up in the “Black Belt” on the South Side of Chicago was like growing up “in a city within a city.”

    • 1 min
    • video
    Timuel Black: Cheating death during World War II

    Timuel Black: Cheating death during World War II

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    Timuel Black, AM’54, remembers how “the flip of a coin” may have saved him from death on the beaches of Normandy—and how his mother’s words helped him endure the horrors of World War II.

    • 1 min
    • video
    Timuel Black: Working with Martin Luther King Jr.

    Timuel Black: Working with Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Timuel Black, AM’54, helped organize Freedom Trains, filled with thousands of Chicagoans, who heard Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C.

    • 1 min
    • video
    Timuel Black: ‘I’m not ready to go anywhere yet’

    Timuel Black: ‘I’m not ready to go anywhere yet’

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    At age 95, Timuel Black, AM’54, believes his work to carry on the dream of Martin Luther King Jr. is far from over.

    • 51 sec
    The 30th Annual George E. Kent Lecture (audio)

    The 30th Annual George E. Kent Lecture (audio)

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    Michelle Alexander, highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, Associate Professor of Law at Ohio State University, and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, delivers the 30th Annual George E. Kent Lecture, in honor of the late George E. Kent, who was one of the earliest tenured African American professors at the University of Chicago.

    The Annual George E. Kent Lecture is organized and sponsored by the Organization of Black Students, the Black Student Law Association, and the Students for a Free Society.

    • 1 hr 10 min

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