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

Addie Wyatt Addie L. Wyatt drew on her experience in the American labor movement to become a national leader for social justice, civil rights, and women’s rights. Wyatt was born in Mississippi in 1924 and soon her family followed other African Americans to Mississippi. In 1940, she married Claude S. Wyatt, Jr. Wyatt’s deep faith led her to eventually to join her husband as a minister of the Vernon Park Church of God. In 1941, Wyatt, looking to help with home expenses, began working in Chicago’s meat pack .....
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Andrew Rossmeissl @ Fri, 2005-01-28 02:23

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January 1966

In early January, the SCLC-CCCO alliance was formalized; the combined civil rights project would be called the Chicago Freedom Movement. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Al Raby were appointed co-chairmen. In late January, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King generated national headlines by renting for their family a shabby apartment on 1550 South Hamlin Avenue in North Lawndale, right in the heart of the West Side.

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

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