The Chicago Sun-Times posted a profile of legendary Chicago historian and civil rights activist Timuel Black. In addition to serving on the board of directors for the ACLU of Illinois, Black was also lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that sought to ban faulty punch card ballots during the 2000 presidential election.
Black entered the City Colleges of Chicago system in 1969 as a dean at Wright College. He was vice president at Olive Harvey from 1971-73; head of communications systemwide from 1973-79; then taught at Loop College until his retirement as professor emeritus in 1989. In the wake of the 2000 presidential election, he was the lead plaintiff in the ACLU’s Black v. McGuffage lawsuit, which charged the Illinois voting system discriminated against minorities. The suit led to the ban of punch card ballots and a new uniform voting system in Illinois.