Timuel D. Black Essay Contest Resources
Student essays will be evaluated and rated based on the following:
- How well did the student address the prompt they selected?
- Did the student incorporate their voice?
- How well did the student incorporate their research or exploration of Timuel Black’s legacy and work into their essay?
Resources for Learning about Timuel D. Black
We recommend reviewing and consulting any of the following sources when constructing your essay.
Timuel D. Black, Jr. Bridges of Memory: Chicago's First Wave of Black Migration, Northwestern University Press, 2003.
Timuel D. Black, Jr. Bridges of Memory: Chicago's Second Wave of Black Migration, Northwestern University Press, 2007.
Timuel D. Black, Jr. Sacred Ground: The Chicago Streets of Timuel Black, Northwestern University Press, 2019.
Timuel Black Papers, Chicago Public Library, Carter G. Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature
An extensive archival collection donated by Timuel Black to the Chicago Public Library. The collection includes significant primary source materials related to Timuel Black's roles as an educator, activist, historian and engaged citizen. To make an appointment to view the collection, please visit the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection information page. A portion of the collection was digitized and is available online as the Timuel D. Black Digital Collection.
Timuel Black Papers, Chicago History Museum
A collection documenting Timuel Black's civil rights activities and education activism from the mid 1960s through the early 1970s. To make an appointment to view the collection, please visit the Chicago History Museum's Abakanowicz Research Center information page.
The Civic Knowledge Project hosts a wealth of media and digital resources related to the life and legacy of Timuel Black. The Civic Knowledge Project is a program of the University of Chicago and a co-sponsor of the Timuel Black Essay Contest. See especially the following CKP resources: Winning Words, https://civicknowledge.uchicago.edu/winningwords.shtml and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Initiative, featuring Prof. Timuel D. Black, https://civicknowledge.uchicago.edu/mlk-initiative.shtml.
Learn more about Timuel D. Black from his long time collaborator, friend, and scholar, Bart Schultz. Visit https://www.bartschultz.com/.