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


Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the pre-eminent non-violent leader of the black civil rights movement, came to Chicago in 1966 in an attempt to confront de facto segregation in the urban North. King was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of a powerful Baptist minister. After graduating from Morehouse College in 1948, he studied theology at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania and Boston University. After receiving his graduate degree, he became the pastor of Dexter Avenue Ba .....
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Andrew Rossmeissl @ Fri, 2005-01-28 02:23

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December 1966

Martin Luther King, Jr. announced that Hosea Williams and fifteen civil rights workers would lead a voter registration drive in Chicago. In the meantime, the unions to end slums on the West Side continued to develop.

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

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