Dr. Martin Luther King and the Chicago Freedom Movement
Photograph by John Tweedle, courtesy of Dianne Tweedle.
In 1966 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) began an
effort to challenge civil rights abuses in Chicago. This challenge was called the Chicago Freedom Movement. It marked the first
effort by the SCLC and the southern Civil Right Movement to mount a sustained campaign in the urban North.