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Dr. Martin Luther King and the Chicago Freedom Movement

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MLK speaks to public housing tenants

Photograph by John Tweedle, courtesy of Dianne Tweedle.

The spark for the Chicago Freedom Movement was created in the summer of 1965 when King and the SCLC were invited to the city by the Coordinating Council of Community Organizations (CCCO). Here, King speaks to a crowd near the Robert Taylor and Stateway Gardens public housing projects during that visit.

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