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Street named in honor of civil rights icon Dr. Timuel Black

Saturday, January 19, 2013
Dr. Timuel Black

Dr. Timuel Black (WLS Photo)

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One of Chicago's greatest civil rights icons was honored Saturday with an honorary street naming.

Dr. Timuel Black, 94, is a historian, educator, and author.

He attended at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast in Chicago Friday.

Saturday's unveiling of the honorary street sign was scheduled for 1 p.m. at 50th and South State streets.

Black has lived in that neighborhood since 1919.

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