Dr. Martin Luther King and the Chicago Freedom Movement
Photograph by John Tweedle, courtesy of Dianne Tweedle.
Beyond the Hamlin 'trusteeship' and Operation Breadbasket, King spent his first months in Chicago
getting to know the city and formulating a plan. He visited with black and white leaders including the powerful mayor, Richard M.
Daley, and the leader of the Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad. He also worked to convert gang members to the philosophy of
non-violence and met with a large variety of community groups. Here he walks with members of the East Garfield Park Community