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


Kale Williams Kale Williams has had an active career in human rights advocacy, most of it in Chicago. A veteran of service in the U. S. Navy in World War II and a graduate of the University of Chicago, he became a pacifist and began a career with the American Friends Service Committee, organizing volunteer work projects in Chicago’s Black ghettos, assistance to Native Americans in the southwest, famine relief in the Nigeria-Biafra civil war, and opposition to the Vietnam war. The Chicago AFSC staff was fully e .....
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Andrew Rossmeissl @ Fri, 2005-01-28 02:23

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May 1966

Martin Luther King, Jr., met with a hundred gang members to support the on-going efforts by James Bevel and the Chicago Freedom Movement to convince Chicago’s gangs of the merits of nonviolence. Meanwhile, plans were laid for a massive civil rights rally in Soldier Field and then a march on City Hall in June.

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

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