Chicago State University Receives the Archives of Thomas N. Todd

toddThe Division of Archives and Special Collections at the Chicago State University Library has announced that it has received the archives of civil rights attorney Thomas N. Todd. Todd, known as TNT, for his dynamic speaking skills, established the civil rights division in the office of the U.S. Attorney in Chicago in 1969. In 1970, Todd was appointed the first full-time Black professor at the Northwestern University School of Law.

The archival collection includes correspondence, awards, audiovisual materials, certificates, artifacts, and photographs collected by Todd throughout his long career.

A native of Demopolis, Alabama, in 1959 Todd earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Four years later, he was a magna cum laude graduate of the Southern University School of Law.

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