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  Stevens v. Tillman
Tillman and supporters occupied Stevens's office at the school for three days running and served her with an "eviction notice"; they organized a boycott that (they claimed) kept more than 80% of the students out of school; they distributed handbills, picketed the school, and delivered tirades against Stevens at meetings of the Board of Education.
Tillman and her aides, like almost all of the students at Mollison, are fl, as is Edith Dervin.
Tillman insists, to the contrary, that Stevens was dictatorial, condescending, and ineffectual; defects in her performance, and not her race, were the basis of the campaign against her.
www.casp.net /stevens1.html   (2595 words)

  
  Dorothy Tillman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dorothy Tillman was born in Montgomery, Alabama in 1947.
Tillman marched with King and was one of the first SCLC activists to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama in the Selma to Montgomery marches on 7 March, 1965.
Dorothy Tillman was elected as an Alderman representing the third ward in 1985, being the first woman elected for that ward.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dorothy_Tillman   (483 words)

  
 Northwestern Chronicle: Chicago's belated fight against slavery
Dorothy Tillman, who did not return phone calls from the Chronicle, is alderman of Chicago's 3rd ward, was the major author of the ordinance, and fought to gain its approval.
Tillman is one of the most outspoken proponents of a plan to provide reparations to fl Americans.
Tillman is going after established large corporations because she believes their success would not have occurred without the use of slave labor.
www.chron.org /tools/viewart.php?artid=508   (660 words)

  
 FrontPage Magazine
If Dorothy Tillman were sincere, she would demand that government and its tax burden on citizens be reduced by 80 percent to undo the government overgrowth and oppression spawned out of what government stole from slaves.
And if Dorothy Tillman were sincere, as David Horowitz deftly implied, she would not be a member of the political party of the slave owners, the Ku Klux Klan, Jim Crow and Bull Connor.
Dorothy Tillman is herself a slavery profiteer, even more than are the government-money-seeking companies from which she seeks to extort reparations.
www.frontpagemag.com /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=3730   (794 words)

  
 It's unions vs. 'The Hat' :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Elections
Dorothy Tillman (3rd) has made national headlines as a champion for slave reparations and sponsor of a disclosure ordinance that requires city contractors to come clean about past ties to the slave trade.
A community activist known for her trademark hats and fashionably late entrances, Tillman was appointed to the City Council in 1983 by Mayor Harold Washington to replace convicted Ald.
Tillman denied that the ministers led by Bishop Arthur Brazier were delivered by Daley, who has a long-standing alliance with the fl clergy.
www.suntimes.com /news/elections/313072,CST-NWS-tillman26.article   (777 words)

  
 Slavery Reparations - We Won't Pay
Details: Dorothy Tillman is one of the most active and powerful of all reparations activists.
Having served as a Chicago alerman since 1985, she has passed or endorsed a number of resolutions and made many public speeches in favor of slavery reparations.
Newsmax.com, after Tillman request for more fl waiters caused two white waiters to be sent home for the day.
www.wewontpay.com /dorothy_tillman.html   (147 words)

  
 The HistoryMakers
Chicago Alderman Dorothy Wright Tillman is driven by a passion to improve the plight of African Americans.
She marched with King and was one of the first SCLC organizers to cross the Edmund-Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, on the infamous Bloody Sunday, a turning point in the battle to ensure the right to vote for African American citizens.
Tillman has received numerous awards and recognitions for her local, national and global activism and has been featured in various books and television features.
www.thehistorymakers.com /biography/biography.asp?bioindex=348&category=politicalMakers   (358 words)

  
 The HistoryMakers
Chicago Alderman Dorothy Wright Tillman is driven by a passion to improve the plight of African Americans.
She marched with King and was one of the first SCLC organizers to cross the Edmund-Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, on the infamous Bloody Sunday, a turning point in the battle to ensure the right to vote for African American citizens.
Tillman has received numerous awards and recognitions for her local, national and global activism and has been featured in various books and television features.
thehistorymakers.com /biography/biography.asp?bioindex=348&...   (366 words)

  
 WHY I STAND WITH ALDERMAN TILLMAN
Part of young Dorothy’s role as a staff organizer for SCLC was to travel ahead and help lay the groundwork for the arrival of Dr. King and his staff.
She eventually filed a lawsuit that led to a year long campaign where nationally Tillman’s description of the school system being “factories of failure” was picked up in the media and cited in various news articles.
            The same vigor and fighting spirit Dorothy Tillman exhibited as an activist and organizer was brought by her to the new role as Alderman of the Third Ward launching a major campaign to clean-up this blighted and greatly neglected community.
www.nbufront.org /html/BushTelegraph/WorrillsWorld/07_03_28_AldermanTillman.html   (810 words)

  
 Hyde Park Herald featuring The Lakefront Outlook
It was Tillman who lobbied for and won an unprecedented stream of city, state and federal money that paid for 90 percent of the building’s cost.
Tillman declined to respond to messages left at her office seeking comment on her involvement in these and other events hosted at the HWCC.
Dorothy Tillman led to his withdrawal from the project amid a series of construction delays.
www.hpherald.com /lo1.html   (2077 words)

  
 FrontPage magazine.com :: The Other Reparations by Lowell Ponte
If Dorothy Tillman were sincere, she would demand that government and its tax burden on citizens be reduced by 80 percent to undo the government overgrowth and oppression spawned out of what government stole from slaves.
And if Dorothy Tillman were sincere, as David Horowitz deftly implied, she would not be a member of the political party of the slave owners, the Ku Klux Klan, Jim Crow and Bull Connor.
Dorothy Tillman is herself a slavery profiteer, even more than are the government-money-seeking companies from which she seeks to extort reparations.
frontpagemag.com /articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=3730   (803 words)

  
 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Dorothy Tillman (3rd), an outspoken member of the council's fl caucus, who crossed racial and ethnic lines to gather signatures of more than 20 colleagues who support hearings on the matter.
Tillman compared the bid for reparation to the United States granting money to Japanese-Americans who were interned during World War II.
Tillman acknowledged that state and federal governments ultimately will be the primary venues for deciding the reparations issue, but "the city can do some things" as well.
www.virginia.edu /oaaa/rush-reparations.htm   (866 words)

  
 It's unions vs. 'The Hat': Development, emphasis on reparations spur Chicago Sun-Times - Find Articles
Dorothy Tillman (3rd) has made national headlines as a champion for slave reparations and sponsor of a disclosure ordinance that requires city contractors to come clean about past ties to the slave trade.
A community activist known for her trademark hats and fashionably late entrances, Tillman was appointed to the City Council in 1983 by Mayor Harold Washington to replace convicted Ald.
Tillman denied that the ministers led by Bishop Arthur Brazier were delivered by Daley, who has a long-standing alliance with the fl clergy.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4155/is_20070326/ai_n18755840   (808 words)

  
 Hyde Park Herald featuring The Lakefront Outlook
Tillman’s daughter Jimalita Tillman, who is both proprietor of the Spoken Word CafÈ and the cultural center’s executive director, was paid nearly $45,000 per year for her services at the HWCC.
Tillman’s daughter, Ebony Tillman, is paid $51,048 yearly by the city to be one of the alderman’s assistants, documents show.
Dorothy Tillman (3rd) put a bevy of family and friends in management positions at the Harold Washington Cultural Center and used it for her own political gain.
www.hpherald.com /lo2.html   (2431 words)

  
 ABC7Chicago.com: Aggressive race for 3rd Ward Alderman
Tillman is one of the most recognizable members of the city council.
Tillman's pet project, the Harold Washington Cultural Center, located at 47th and King Drive in the heart of Bronzeville, is financed in part by the city.
Tillman worked for Martin Luther King in the south and she's fought for slave reparations and penalties for companies that profited from the slave trade here in Chicago.
abclocal.go.com /wls/story?section=elections&id=5063762   (584 words)

  
 Empty
But she says that neither Tillman nor the Planning Department has been in contact with her; and though she thinks the city doesn't want Gerri's Palm where it is, at least not in its present state, she doesn't know if the club eventually will be moved, closed, or allowed to stay.
Tillman and Rawls both claim credit for coming up with the cultural center idea, according to an article by Mark Ruffin in the April 22, 1999, issue of N'Digo.
Tillman, now in her fifth term, said that Harold Washington "gave" her half a million dollars to raze the South Center Building, which sat on the southeast corner of 47th and King, just north of the vacant parcel once occupied by the Regal.
www.floridacdc.org /79th/chicago/south-hist.htm   (4993 words)

  
 Tillman
Dorothy Tillman: Well, I think that we are very elated…we’re glad that Chicago has taken a leading role…in May of 2000, we were the first city, or first governmental body to ever hold a hearing on slavery, and that was very good; that was a giant step.
Dorothy Tillman: We’re getting calls and stuff, they want to know what is the effect, and what’s going to happen; a lot of them are probably not as worried about it, and are more concerned that we have put together a legal team – that’s working under the direction of Prof.
Dorothy Tillman: I think we were able to pass this because when we did the resolution (and it was the first time in the history that a governmental body has held such a hearing on slavery), we presented the truth and the facts.
www.reddingnewsreview.com /transcripts/trans11.htm   (2729 words)

  
 Are We Ready for Slave Reperations?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Tillman has almost single-handedly made a joke of the city of Chicago in the public finance industry over her preoccupation with slavery and reparations.
Tillman was forced into a runoff after her opponents failed to agree on a single candidate to oppose her.
Indeed, Tillman has been quoted as saying her goal is to "repair the damage of 400 years" of slavery.
www.newsmax.com /archives/articles/2007/4/2/160940.shtml   (912 words)

  
 African Reparations
Dorothy Tillman (3rd), was passed in committee April 26 during an emotional and, at times, raucous meeting.
Dorothy Tillman (3rd), which would make Chicago the largest city to support Conyers' effort.
The fact that fl political leaders such as Tillman and Conyers are in a position to raise the issue helps explain why it's finally getting a wider hearing.
www.swagga.com /resolutions.htm   (2456 words)

  
 Moors in America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Dorothy Tillman (3rd) to expose the horrors of slavery and further national dialogue on reparations.
Tillman's colleagues expressed strong support for the measure, approving it with a 44-0 vote.
She praised Tillman for bringing light to the uncomfortable subject.
www.blacksonville.com /art_moor_in_dc.htm   (602 words)

  
 Paying Back The Slavery Debt (Salim Muwakkil, Chicago Tribune)
When Alderman Dorothy Tillman proposed an ordinance to begin hearings on reparations for the descendents of enslaved Africans, critics dismissed it as just another eccentric gesture by the voluble city legislator.
Tillman's ordinance was the product of serious research and resembles similar measures that have passed in the cities of Detroit, Dallas, Cleveland and Washington, D.C. What's more, it's part of an unprecedented national movement to push the issue of reparations to the front burner of U.S. policy discussion.
The beat goes on, and though she may not look like it, Dorothy Tillman is right in step.
www.jessejacksonjr.com /issues/i041700128.html   (745 words)

  
 Chicago Reporter, March 1996: Interest Develops in 7th District   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Her "Dorothy Tillman for Congress" fund, which had raised only $3,515 by Dec. 31, garnered $98,080 in January and February.
Tillman, a veteran civil rights activist who has made a career out of excoriating Daley and his allies, is seeing money from those politicians flow into her campaign coffers.
Tillman said she is not beholden to anyone.
www.chicagoreporter.com /1996/03-96/0396InterestDevelopsin7thDistrict.htm   (1722 words)

  
 WGNTV.com | WGN TV | Chicago's CW | WGNTV CoverStory: Dorothy Tillman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
It's been 20 years since Dorothy Tillman raised her right hand and officially took the oath of office to serve as Chicago's third ward alderman, 40 years since she marched with Dr. King in Selma.
Dorothy Tillman is the only Chicago alderman left who was appointed by Harold Washington.
Tillman's roots are reflected in the art and artifacts of her home, including a kitchen island shaped like the continent of Africa.
wgntv.trb.com /wgntv-news-051705tillman,0,6188899.story?coll=wgntv-home-1   (810 words)

  
 The Black Commentator - March 29, 2007 - Issue 223
Prior to her arrival in Chicago, Dorothy Tillman was assigned the task as an SCLC field organizer to Choctaw County, Alabama to assist in organizing the Summer Community Organization for Political Education (S.C.O.P.E.) Project, which provided successful political education and voter registration.
She eventually filed a lawsuit that led to a yearlong campaign where nationally Tillman’s description of the school system being “factories of failure” was picked up in the media and cited in various news articles.
The same vigor and fighting spirit Dorothy Tillman exhibited as an activist and organizer was brought by her to the new role as Alderman of the Third Ward launching a major campaign to clean up this blighted and greatly neglected community.
www.blackcommentator.com /223/223_worrills_world_alderman_tillman.html   (919 words)

  
 CNN.com - Transcripts
TILLMAN: I differ with him, because first of all, even though we had the 13th Amendment, even with 13th Amendment, when the so-called Emancipation Proclamation even came into play, fl people was turned out on the streets without any means of support, and you had created a non-person.
TILLMAN: No, it was 80 to 100 million of us died coming across, not to mention those who jumped overboard and how we were treated.
TILLMAN: The government have to pay because they made laws to oppress us, and then you have a lot of industry that was built -- even in Alabama...
archives.cnn.com /TRANSCRIPTS/0109/02/sun.08.html   (2503 words)

  
 Ramblings' Journal: Reparations: There still ain't no such thing as a free lunch
In March, Chicago Alderman Dorothy Tillman introduced a measure to the City Council that asked that today's fl Americans be compensated by the federal government for the four hundred years that fls historically were slaves in the New World.
Dorothy "The Hat" does not say, in her bill, how this would be accomplished, where this compensation would come from or exactly who would be paid.
Tillman has already been able to strong-arm a bill through the City Councl that demands that any firm that does business with the City be forced to disclose (and attone for) any connections to slavery in their past.
mhking.mu.nu /archives/095010.php   (1279 words)

  
 Opinion | The Star Online
Alderman Dorothy Tillman of the 3rd Ward is apparently very exercised over the fact that Lehman, Durr and Co. [as the dry goods firm was then known] owned between one and five slaves… one hundred and fifty years ago - before the Civil War.
Alderman Tillman has already dismissed the abject prostration of Lehman Brothers as “playing with us” and is surely holding out for the number of ‘apologies’ to number around five million, what the ‘reparations’ movement extorted out of Bank of America a few years back.
In the end, it isn’t history that’s important to Dorothy Tillman, Al Sharpton or whoever picks up the mantle of chest-beater primus for the reparations lobby tomorrow.
www.sonoma.edu /star/issue_05/shakedown.html   (648 words)

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