October 1965

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

Under the direction of James Bevel, the growing staff of the Chicago Freedom Movement sought to diagnose the causes of the oppressive conditions inner-city residents faced in a series of grassroots seminars on the city's West Side. Martin Luther King, Jr., presided at a major retreat at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. He said that "If we can break the system in Chicago, it can be broken any place in the coutnry."