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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


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.

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