Andrew Rossmeissl @ Tue, 2005-01-18 03:14

In 1965, the country’s most effective civil rights leaders joined forces in Chicago to attempt the first civil rights campaign in a large Northern city. Focusing on open housing, the movement enlisted thousands of people to march through Chicago’s streets and into its real estate offices. This site chronicles the people, organizations, and events that formed the movement, and brings together a vast collection of movement material. 2006 Commemoration · Historical overview · Timeline · More

Andrew Rossmeissl @ Fri, 2005-01-28 02:25


Kale Williams Kale Williams has had an active career in human rights advocacy, most of it in Chicago. A veteran of service in the U. S. Navy in World War II and a graduate of the University of Chicago, he became a pacifist and began a career with the American Friends Service Committee, organizing volunteer work projects in Chicago’s Black ghettos, assistance to Native Americans in the southwest, famine relief in the Nigeria-Biafra civil war, and opposition to the Vietnam war. The Chicago AFSC staff was fully e .....
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Andrew Rossmeissl @ Fri, 2005-01-28 02:23

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September 1966

On Sunday, September 4th, Robert Lucas of Chicago CORE led 200 demonstrators through Cicero. Originally, the Chicago Freedom Movement had issued a call for the march on Cicero, but it retracted it with the Summit Agreement. Lucas and other activists were dissatisfied with the terms of that agreement and wanted to show that they did not fear the potential white reaction in Cicero. The Chicago Freedom Movement, in the meantime, focused on urban renewal in the Englewood area.

Andrew Rossmeissl @ Tue, 2005-01-25 16:51

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