- Professor Emeritus Christopher R. Reed, professor of history at Roosevelt University specializing in Black Chicago history, will receive the Timuel D. Black, Jr. Fund award at a dinner on Sunday, September 18, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the South Shore home of Prof. and Mrs. Harold Rogers. Tickets to the dinner are $150 each. For more information or to order tickets, call (312) 544-9188 or click Donate Now! on the left side of the Vivian G. Harsh Society’s Facebook page. The dinner is a fund raising event benefitting the Vivian G. Harsh Society, Inc., and Black Metropolis Research Consortium Timuel D. Black Fellowships in African American Studies.
- Free lecture Sun., Sept. 18 at 2:00 p.m., Carter Woodson Library, at 95th and Halsted. Professor Christopher Reed will present a free lecture entitled “Celebrating the Everyday Achievements That Shape Chicago Black History.” The lecture is open to the public. For more information call the Vivian G. Harsh Society at (312) 544-9188.
Prof. Christopher Reed is the author of The Chicago NAACP and the Rise of Black Professional Leadership, 1910-1966 and in 1967 and All the World is Here! The Black Presence at White City, which is about African American participation in Chicago's Columbian Exposition of 1893.