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The [MLK Day 2014] Papers

"For six months in 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his wife Coretta Scott King and their children lived in a run-down, tenement building that once stood here [a ramshackle, West Side apartment building at 1550 South Hamlin], while King campaigned against segregation in the North," Fox Chicago News reported in August.

He actually lived and what he did in bringing light to fair housing in the world, in America, that we appreciate that. And that's why we have done, we have started on, right now," says Kim Jackson of the MLK Fair Housing Exhibit Center.

Kim Jackson said her group needs to raise about $300,000 to open a Fair Housing Exhibit in a first floor space on the site. January 26th is the target date, the 48th anniversary of the King Family moving into North Lawndale.

Beyond that are far more ambitious plans for a "Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial District" that would require millions of dollars.


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The MLK Historic Memorial District.

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Largest Mural Of The Decade.

King vs. Chicago
King in Chicago, Part 1: To King, Chicago was the Birmingham of the North. Meanwhile, Richard J. Daley mobilized black machine pols to undermine King here.

King in Chicago, Part 2: Daley told machine leaders that King and his followers were simply trying to "grab" power.

King in Chicago, Part 3: Daley went into a rage about King, calling him a sonafabitch, a prick, and a rabble-rouser.

King in Chicago, Conclusion: The housing summit was Daley's masterstroke, a way of ending the protests and driving the movement out of town in exchange for vague and unenforceable commitments.

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Posted on January 20, 2014


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