Home Lifestyle Civil rights legend Timuel Black lived 102 years. The Chicago community says he made good use of his time. He ‘witnessed history, made history and wrote the history book.’

Civil rights legend Timuel Black lived 102 years. The Chicago community says he made good use of his time. He ‘witnessed history, made history and wrote the history book.’

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Former President Obama said the city and the world lost an icon. “Over his 102 years, Tim was many things: a veteran, historian, author, educator, civil rights leader, and humanitarian,” he said. “But above all, Tim was a testament to the power of place, and how the work we do to improve one community can end up reverberating through other neighborhoods and other cities, eventually changing the world.”

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