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Civil rights leader Timuel Black laid to rest in small but robust service attended by community, local leaders

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Pfleger eulogized Black on Friday at his small, but robust homegoing at Hyde Park’s First Unitarian Church, Black’s church since 1953. Timuel Black died Oct. 13 at age 102 after a short stay in hospice. Family, academics, historians, activists and local politicians, including Mayor Lori Lightfoot, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, were in attendance to honor Black’s service to the community and to the world.

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