Governors State University To Host Illinois Black Hall Of Fame; Dr. Timuel Black Named First InducteeAs a historian, Black documented the civil rights era, voting inequality, and segregation. At 102 years old, he says it’s up to young people to continue that work.
Celebrating Black History Makers: Terrance Wallace Has Brought 10 At-Risk Boys To Live Together In Barrington Hills For A New LifeTerrance Wallace is happily taking on an enormous responsibility - becoming a role model and father figure, and a History Maker.
Chicago Culture Celebrates The City While Giving Back To Youth For Black History MonthChicago Culture creates apparel celebrating neighborhood pride: everything from hoodies and crop tops to hats and face masks. They all have various sayings and Chicago neighborhoods on them.
Investigation Launched At Calumet City School Due To Controversial Black History Month AssignmentA controversial Black History Month school assignment has launched an investigation at a south suburban school.
Black History: At 101, Catherine Stovall Receives Dr. Martin Luther King Lifetime Achievement HonorIt was a long time coming for a south suburban trailblazer to win the Dr. Martin Luther King Lifetime Achievement award.
Celebrating Black History Makers: Sydney Barber Is First Black Female Brigade Commander At U.S. Naval AcademyAt 21 years old, a Lake Forest native became the first Black female brigade commander ever at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Celebrating Black History Makers: Kwyn Townsend Riley Rallies Front Lines Of Black Lives Matter MovementCBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker introduces us to one face in the front lines of the Black Lives Matter movement – activist Kwyn Townsend Riley.
CBS 2 Celebrates Black History Month With 'History Makers'February is Black History Month and CBS Chicago is proud to celebrate the culture, heritage and history of the Black community.
Celebrating Black History Makers: Jaquie Algee Has Spent Decades Fighting For Civil Rights And EquityFor decades, a Chicago woman has hit the pavement in protest - fighting against racial injustice and inequities.
Celebrating Black History Makers: Amena Karim Took On Mission To Bring Fresh, Healthy Food To South Shore And BeyondAmena Karim set up a program to provide fresh and healthy food to the South Shore neighborhood in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and expanded it from there.
Celebrating Black History Makers: Dr. Ngozi Ezike Has Been Illinois' Guide During The COVID-19 PandemicIllinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike has been the calm, yet commanding voice we've needed over the year.
Celebrating Black History Makers: Kelly Fair Devoted Her Life To Empowering Young Girls With Polished Pebbles ProgramKelly Fair is devoting her life to empowering Chicago's at-risk girls.
Amid Pandemic, Kuumba Kids Dance Troupe Taking To Live-Streaming Annual PerformanceThe Kuumba Kids dance troupe in Oak Park has put on a performance drawing hundreds of residents every Black History Month for the past 15 years.
Celebrating Black History Makers: Homer Bryant Breaks Norms With 'Hiplet,' Bringing Together Hip Hop, BalletCBS 2’s Audrina Bigos introduces us to Homer Bryant and his branchild - the Hiplet ballerinas. He brought together hip hop and ballet in an innovative way.
Field Museum Exhibit Tells Story Of Barrier-Breaking Taxidermist Carl CottonIn 1947, it was more than just rare for a Black man to work as a taxidermist at a world class museum. In Chicago, at least, it was unheard of – until Carl Cotton came along.