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


Dorothy Tillman Dorothy Tillman came to Chicago to participate in the Chicago Freedom Movement in 1965 and is now one of the political leaders in the city of Chicago. Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Dorothy Wright joined the civil rights movement as a teenager. Impressed by her passion for racial justice and commitment to action, the Reverend James Bevel recruited her to become an organizer for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). In March 1965 she marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Al .....
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Andrew Rossmeissl @ Fri, 2005-01-28 02:23

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August 1966

This month represented the high point of the Chicago Freedom Movement with regular open-housing marches that captured the attention of all Chicagoans and the national media. The month concluded with the Summit negotiations and the Summit Agreement.

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

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