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


Jesse Jackson Jesse Jackson is a long-time civil rights leader and political activist who played an important role in the Chicago Freedom Movement. Born in Greenville, South Carolina in 1941, he attended the University of Illinois and North Carolina A&T, and came to Chicago in 1964 to attend the Chicago Theological Seminary. Jackson was a student protest leader in the local civil rights movement in Greensboro, North Carolina, and then had worked with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in its Selma campaign .....
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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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