July 1965

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

After staging daily marches in protest of segregative school policies, the CCCO invited Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference for a three-day tour of conditions in the city of Chicago. After leading a march of thousands through Chicago’s downtown, King said: “We march here today because we believe that Chicago, her citizens, and her social structure are in dire need of redemption and reform.”