Civil rights advocate Hank Schwab dies at 98

March 30, 2013 8:41:11 PM PDT
Hank Schwab, a major figure in the Chicago Urban League, has passed away.

Schwab was a long-time board member of the urban league and co-founded the organization's golden fellowship dinner.

He came to the United States after surviving the holocaust during World War II.

He became an advocate for civil rights, attending the march on Washington in 1963 and supporting Dr. Martin Luther King's work against housing discrimination in Chicago.

Schwab was 98 years old.