January 1966

In early January, the SCLC-CCCO alliance was formalized; the combined civil rights project would be called the Chicago Freedom Movement. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Al Raby were appointed co-chairmen. In late January, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King generated national headlines by renting for their family a shabby apartment on 1550 South Hamlin Avenue in North Lawndale, right in the heart of the West Side.