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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June 1966

The shooting of James Meredith in Mississippi and the subsequent March against Fear in early June captured the attention of Martin Luther King, Jr., and many Chicago Freedom Movement activists. King and SCLC focused their energies on the Mississippi march, which ultimately popularized the phrase “Black Power.” The Chicago Freedom Movement leadership postponed their kick-off rally until July 10th. Meanwhile, Bill Moyer of the American Friends Service Committee helped coordinate protests against discriminatory realtors in Oak Park.

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

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