March 1965

Andrew Rossmeissl @ Tue, 2005-03-08 15:51

In early March, ministers picketed City Hall to highlight the “sin of segregation” in Chicago schools. Despite protests against the segregative policies of Superintendent of School Benjamin Willis since 1961 and two major school boycotts in October 1963 and February 1964, Chicago civil rights forces had not been able to bring about substantive social change.