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Record #: R2020-457   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 6/17/2020 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 6/17/2020
Title: Tribute to late Conrad Worrill
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E. , Hairston, Leslie A., Harris, Michelle A.
Attachments: 1. R2020-457.pdf


OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT
MAYOR

June 17, 2020










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Harris and Hairston, a resolution honoring the life and memory of Conrad Worrill.

Your favorable consideration ofthis resolution will be appreciated.


RESOLUTION
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WHEREAS, The Members of this Chamber were deeply saddened to learn ofthe death of Conrad Worrill, an African American writer, educator, and political activist, on June 3, 2020 at the age of 78; and
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WHEREAS, Conrad Worrill was born in Pasadena, California in 1941, and his family moved to Chicago when he was nine years old; and

WHEREAS, Growing up, Conrad Worrill was involved in a variety of sports, including swimming and track and field; and

WHEREAS, In 1962, Conrad Worrill was drafted into the United States Army and served his Country with honor and distinction in Okinawa, Japan, a time in which he read deeply about African American history, culture, and politics; and

WHEREAS, Conrad Worrill graduated from George Williams College with a Bachelor's degree in 1968, at which time he became active in the Black Power Movement; and
WHEREAS, Conrad Worrill began studying how to teach students about interactions between institutions and power, earning a Master of Arts in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago in 1971, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1973; and '

WHEREAS, Conrad Worrill went on to help create the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies at Northeastern Illinois University, where he was a professor foroverforty years; and

WHEREAS, For decades, Conrad Worrill authored a weekly column called "Worrill's World" for the Chicago Defender, writing on African American politics and issues such as reparations; and
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WHEREAS, In the 1980s, Conrad WorrilMed a voter registration campaign in the Black community...

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