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


Jesse Jackson Jesse Jackson is a long-time civil rights leader and political activist who played an important role in the Chicago Freedom Movement. Born in Greenville, South Carolina in 1941, he attended the University of Illinois and North Carolina A&T, and came to Chicago in 1964 to attend the Chicago Theological Seminary. Jackson was a student protest leader in the local civil rights movement in Greensboro, North Carolina, and then had worked with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in its Selma campaign .....
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Andrew Rossmeissl @ Fri, 2005-01-28 02:23

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May 1966

Martin Luther King, Jr., met with a hundred gang members to support the on-going efforts by James Bevel and the Chicago Freedom Movement to convince Chicago’s gangs of the merits of nonviolence. Meanwhile, plans were laid for a massive civil rights rally in Soldier Field and then a march on City Hall in June.

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

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