City Colleges of Chicago creates scholarship in honor of civil rights activist Timuel Black – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) – Chicago City Colleges honor the late Timuel Black with a scholarship in his name.

The Timuel D. Black Scholars program will be awarded to adult learners based on their civic and community engagement with the hope of bringing change to their communities.

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The scholarship will cover tuition, books, and fees and can be applied to any of the city’s seven colleges. Students are selected annually and can also submit a project application to fund civic issues that were at the heart of Black’s work.

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“Dr. Black was an scholar, leader and icon who inspired generations to become activists and agents of change in their communities. With this scholarship, we hope to fulfill the promise that embodies Dr. Black’s legacy by encouraging others to follow in his footsteps, ”said Juan Salgado, Chancellor of Chicago City Colleges.

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Black marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. became a political organizer to Chicago Mayor Harold Washington and was a trusted advisor to Barack Obama during his presidential campaign. Black died in October – he was 102.

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