Monday, November 15, 2010

Conversation & Oral History with Timuel Black

A Conversation & Oral History with Timuel Black

Tonight! November 15th, 5:00-6:00PM

Russell Library Auditorium

Be a part of history! Join us tonight at the Russell Library for a conversation and oral history with Mr. Timuel Black, civil rights activist, interviewed by Dr. Derrick Alridge (Director, African American Studies Institute, UGA).

A well-known Chicago activist, Mr. Black was a social worker and teacher who worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Birmingham and Chicago during the civil rights movement. He later played a pivotal role in organizing the black community in Chicago to elect Harold Washington as mayor. At age 91, Mr. Black continues to be active in politics and remains one of the most respected public figures in Chicago.

This program is proudly sponsored by the University of Georgia's Institute for African American Studies, School of Social Work, The Footsoldier Project for Civil Rights Studies, College of Education Qualitative Research Program, and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies.

How to Find the Russell Library
The Richard B. Russell Library ( is located in the University of Georgia Main Library Building just off South Jackson Street in Athens, GA. Parking is available in the North Campus Parking Deck also on South Jackson St. Athens Transit and UGA Bus Service both serve the main library via the bus boarding zone on South Jackson Street.

The Russell Library maintains its own entrance on the West side of the Main Library building. Follow the path/steps down the right side of the main library building (the west facing side) and down the stairs to access our door. If you need handicapped access, please go to the main entrance of the Library and check in at the security desk.

For more information on tonight's event, call 706-542-5197 or email Or, download a pdf of the event flyer here.

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