The Chicago Freedom Movement : Martin Luther King Jr. and civil rights activism in the north

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  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction / Mary Lou Finley, Bernard LaFayette Jr., James R. Ralph Jr., and Pam Smith -- Part I. Living the Chicago Freedom Movement -- In their own voices: the story of the movement as told by the participants -- Part II. Background and history -- Interpreting the Chicago Freedom Movement: the last fifty years / James R. Ralph Jr -- Toward the apex of civil rights activism: antecedents of the Chicago Freedom Movement, 1965-1966 / Christopher Robert Reed -- Part III. The impact of the Chicago Freedom Movement -- The Chicago Freedom Movement and the federal fair housing act / Leonard S. Rubinowitz -- The leadership council for metropolitan open communities: Chicago and fair housing / Brian White -- The North Shore Summer Project: "We're gonna open up the whole North Shore" / Gail Schechter -- Tenant unions during the Chicago Freedom Movement: innovation and impact / Herman Jenkins -- The Chicago Freedom Movement and the fight for fair lending / Mary Lou Finley-- Martin Luther King's legacy in North Lawndale: the Dr. King Legacy Apartments and Memorial District / Kimberlie Jackson -- The movement didn't stop / Jesse L. Jackson Sr. -- Perspectives on the legacy of Jesse Jackson Sr. / Al Sharpton -- The rise of independent Black political power in Chicago / Don Rose -- Roots of the Environmental Justice Movement: a community mobilizes to end childhood lead poisoning / Sherrilynn J. Bevel -- Youth and nonviolence: then and now / Pam Smith -- Part IV. Stories from the Chicago Freedom Movement -- Music and the movement I: music and grassroots organizing / Jimmy Collier with Allegra Malone -- Music and the movement II: music for an urban movement / Gene Barge with Allegra Malone -- Women in the movement I: the women of SCLC-WSCP take action / Molly Martindale -- Women in the movement II: dorothy gautreaux / Hal Baron -- Labor and the Chicago Freedom Movement / Gil Cornfield, Melody Heaps, and Norman Hill-- Part V. Lessons learned and the unfinished work -- Nonviolence and the Chicago Freedom Movement / Bernard LaFayette Jr -- Movement success: the long view / Mary Lou Finley -- Epilogue: nonviolence remix and today's millennials / Jonathan Lewis
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