Chicago mourns death of Civil Rights activist Dr. Conrad Worrill

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago is mourning the life of Dr. Conrad Worrill.

RELATED: Dr. Conrad Worrill, Chicago Civil Rights activist with Million Man March, National Black United Front, dead at 78

Visitation was held this afternoon on the city's South Side Sunday.

Worrill was a professor at Northeastern Illinois University and founding member of the National Black United Front.

Worrill, a Chicago civil rights activist with the Million Man March and host on WVON, died on Wednesday, his daughter said.

He was a key player in the push to elect Mayor Harold Washington.

And he worked for widespread observance of Kwanzaa.

Worrill was 78 years old.
Copyright © 2020 WLS-TV. All Rights Reserved.