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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September 1966

On Sunday, September 4th, Robert Lucas of Chicago CORE led 200 demonstrators through Cicero. Originally, the Chicago Freedom Movement had issued a call for the march on Cicero, but it retracted it with the Summit Agreement. Lucas and other activists were dissatisfied with the terms of that agreement and wanted to show that they did not fear the potential white reaction in Cicero. The Chicago Freedom Movement, in the meantime, focused on urban renewal in the Englewood area.

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

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