CHICAGO (CBS) — Hundreds of people attended a public memorial for Chicago icon Timuel Black Sunday at the Rockefeller Chapel on the University of Chicago Campus.
Black died in October at the age of 102.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Winter Weather Advisory Remains In Some Areas; Lake Effect Snow Lingers
The memorial service lasted more than three hours and featured many of the things he loved, including jazz and African drums.
Timuel Black was a respected educator, civil rights activitist and adviser to some of Chicago’s most respected politicians.READ MORE: Upcoming Report From Northwestern Medicine Gives Clues About How Long COVID-19 Symptoms Can Linger
He was remembered for his dedication, service and generosity.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Gov. JB Pritzker were among those honoring his life and achievements.
Several people shared stories about the impact Black had on tehri lives.MORE NEWS: 2 Men Seriously Injured After Shooting In Roseland
Black spent his life working alongside such trailblazers as Martin Luther King, Jr., Harold Washington, and President Barack Obama.