Timuel Black Obituary – Death: We are deeply saddened to learn that Timuel Black, Chicago historian, and civil rights leader passed away on October 13, 2021, at age 102. It was reported that he died leaving families, friends, and loved ones in great grief and fear.
He was a perfect example of what it means to be a wonderful person. He had a calming presence and was extremely kind, he touched the hearts of so many and was an inspiration to everyone who knew him.
Causes of Timuel Black’s Death…
At the moment, no information has been received from the family as they are observing their difficult times. He had a caring heart, generous attitude, and a fun-loving personality that laid the foundation for years of lifelong friendships.
It didn’t matter what you needed, he would be there to help you celebrate, mourn, fix things, build something or just listen and offer a shoulder to cry on or smile to laugh with.
The circumstances surrounding the actual cause of death had not been made public at the time of writing this report. The investigation is still ongoing to know the actual cause of death.
Who Was Timuel Black?
Black migrated with his family to Chicago from Alabama in 1919. Growing up in the notorious Black belt in the South, he quickly learned the ways of the world and learned early on the rules to follow, to avoid trouble. In Chicago, he attended Burke Elementary School and DuSable High School.
“He found it difficult to understand the separation between Blacks and whites,” said Joseph M. Harrington, a friend, and church member. “He couldn’t understand why his family couldn’t go to the white churches in his own neighborhood.”
She thanked everyone for their outpouring of support, adding “My husband would say, just do your best to help this world be a better place.”
Timuel Black’s biography is deeply ingrained in Chicago’s own history and retold through the people he energized.
“I think perhaps his biggest accomplishment was that he inspired young people to get up, do better, and make the world different,” longtime family friend Monica Faith Stewart said.
The little reminders that cause tears today will turn into little reminders that make us sad and then those little reminders will eventually make us smile and remember Brian just as he would have wanted us to with love, a grin, and maybe a cold one.
We ask that you uplift his parents and close family and friends in prayer during this time. He has left an impact on the lives of many and a legacy that will live on for many years.