June 1965

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

Over 100,000 black students stayed out school in protest of the reappointment of Superintendent of Schools Benjamin Willis, who had become known as an architect of segregation in public schools. For the rest of the month, Al Raby and the Coordinating Council of Community Organizations staged daily marches through Chicago’s downtown protesting school policy.