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


CFM Placeholder Edwin “Bill” Berry was the aggressive leader of the Chicago Urban League who served as a leader of the Chicago Freedom Movement. Berry was born in Oberlin, Ohio, and educated at Oberlin College. Still, he had trouble finding employment after college and therefore became involved in the Pittsburgh Urban League. He soon became the Executive Director of the Portland, Oregon chapter, where he was able to greatly strengthen the organization. When the board of the Chicago Urban League came together o .....
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Andrew Rossmeissl @ Fri, 2005-01-28 02:23

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April 1966

The Chicago Freedom Movement continued its organizing efforts throughout the city. The Chicago chapter of Operation Breadbasket staged its first selective buying campaign and after a week of boycotting Country’s Delight Dairy announced that it would hire over forty African-American workers. Disaffected parents also forced the removal of an unpopular principal through a boycott at the Jenner School.

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

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