Tuesday March 29th:
Alumni Club Meeting
@10am, rm. 219
People You Should Know (that walked the halls of Tilden)
Johnny "Red" Kerr, basketball player with the University of Illinois and Syracuse Nationals; later coached the Chicago Bulls and served as a color commentator on the Bulls' television broadcasts.
The Remedy. The Remedy is a four-person acapella street performing group that sings at CTA stops. The group met in the high school marking band and has been together for 10 years. They also work with the youth at Marion Stamps Youth Center teaching music and drums, and are also involved with the Bulls and WNBA.
Bob Ryland, early African American professional tennis player.
Chico Walker, professional baseball player with the Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, California Angels and New York Mets from 1980 through 1993. Walker was a star at Tilden and played on the 1975 Blue Devils team which played for the Chicago Public League Championship at Comiskey Park, but lost to Steinmetz.
Lou Rymkus, Notre Dame alumnus, played for the Cleveland Browns, was a all-star and was the head coach of the Houston Oilers.
William "Bill" Pinkney is the first African American, and only the fourth person in the world to circumnavigate the globe alone by boat. Pinkney was born on September 15, 1935, in Chicago, Illinois to Marion Henderson Pinkney and William Pinkney, Sr. He attended Tilden Tech High School in Chicago, and after graduating received training as an x-ray technician.
Joe James, First African-American wrestler for Oklahoma State
Tilden Technical High School c/o '66 - 67' Alumni Association
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