Todd, Thomas N. Papers

Dates: 1954-2015. Size: 55 linear feet. Accession #2017/01. Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature. Thomas N. Todd was a groundbreaking attorney for civil rights. He served as the president of the Chicago Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1971 and president of Operation PUSH from 1983-1984. Attorney Todd established the nation’s first local U.S. attorney’s civil rights office. He taught law at Northwestern University as the school’s first full-time Black law professor. His papers include correspondence, case files, speeches, newspaper clippings, yearbooks, photographs, audiovisual materials, and memorabilia. [Unprocessed]