Chicago civil rights leader and historian Timuel Black needs help from the city he’s served for over 90 years

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This May 10, 2012 photo shows Timuel Black, 93, a veteran civil rights activist and history professor on Chicago’s South Side, during an interview in Chicago. Black says the upcoming NATO summit the city hosts May 20-21, 2011, might be a boon for Chicago’s downtown and for businesses and residents who already are successful. But he doubts it will do anything for the most impoverished neighborhoods that have only become poorer and more violent as jobs disappeared and the gap between rich and poor widened. (AP Photo/Tammy Webber)

Sherman Thomas, the TikToc historian (@6figga_dilla), joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about the life and times of Chicago icon Timuel Black, who at 102 has entered hospice care and need help paying his medical expenses. You can learn more here or donate

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