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.