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


Richard J. Daley Richard J. Daley was the extremely powerful Democratic mayor of Chicago who was determined to control the Chicago Freedom Movement before it unlocked his political machine's grip on the city. Daley was born in a working class neighborhood of Chicago, and worked his way through night school at DePaul University, where he obtained a law degree in 1934. Daley quickly rose through the political ranks, first as a state representative, then senator, and other state positions. He became the chairman of the C .....
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Andrew Rossmeissl @ Fri, 2005-01-28 02:23

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February 1966

SCLC, CCCO, and the West Side Federation seized a run-down apartment building at 1321 South Homan in Lawndale to dramatize the plight of the inner-city poor. The “trusteeship” received national attention. When asked about the legality of the takeover, Martin Luther King, Jr., said, “I won’t say that this is illegal, but I would call it supralegal. The moral question is far more important than the legal one.” At the same time, Chicago’s chapter of Operation Breadbasket, directed by Jesse Jackson, began to focus on the employment practices of local bread, milk, soft drink, and soup companies.

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

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