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TikTok Historian, Shermann Thomas, will School You in 60 Seconds.

TikTok Historian Shermann Thomas Chicago Defender

Give him 60 Seconds and he’ll school you says, TikTok Historian, Shermann Thomas aka “Dilla”. The Auburn Gresham native is teaching Chicago history on the platform, TikTok. Inspired by a conversation with one of his daughters, he decided to use TikTok to share his knowledge of Chicago history.

This married father has a passion for history instilled in him by his father. With over 32 thousand followers, his TikTok videos have gone viral and been seen by millions. Thomas is a ComEd employee whose mission is to share Chicago history with the youth and encourage them to seek more information.

The Chicago Defender had a chance to speak with this local hero about inspiring a generation to learn more about history.

Check out our interview with TikTok Historian, Shermann Thomas today.

Find the TikTok Historian, Shermann Thomas aka Dilla on TikTok @6figga_dilla.


Danielle Sanders is a journalist and writer living on the Southside of Chicago. Find her on social media @DanieSandersOfficial.


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