Oscar Stanton De Priest, Chicago’s first black alderman, died in 1951

May 12

On May 12, 1951, Oscar Stanton De Priest died. 

Oscar DePriest was an influential civil rights activist and politician. Oscar DePriest was the first black alderman of Chicago, Illinois.


Sabella, J. (2020, January 22). Bronzeville home of Chicago’s first black alderman, Oscar Stanton De Priest, restored to its former glory. Block Club Chicago. https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/01/21/bronzeville-home-of-chicagos-first-black-alderman-oscar-stanton-de-priest-restored-to-its-former-glory/ 

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