WASHINGTON HEIGHTS —A free panel discussion about leadership in the black community will take place Saturday on the South Side and historian Timuel Black will be among the speakers.
The "Grassroots Leadership in the African American Community" runs from 1-3 p.m. at Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted St. Aldon Morris will moderate the discussion and be joined by panelists Black, Bennett Johnson, Clarice Durham, James Adams, Brenetta Howell Barrett, Rosie Simpson, and Lorne Love.
Black said he began his civil rights activism in the 1940s with he picketed businesses in Bronzeville that would not hire black employees. He later was chairman of the Chicago chapter of the Negro American Labor Council, and helped organized thousands of Chicago residents to participate in the 1963 "March on Washington" event with the Rev. Martin L. King Jr.
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