Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In Chicago

Civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. tries for a tough behind-the-back shot, while using his “best stick” in a pool match with Chicago civil rights leader Al Raby while working on an anti-slum campaign in Chicago. — Ed Wagner Jr., Chicago American historical photo, Feb. 17, 1966.


MLK helps remove a window frame while renovating an apartment at 1321 S. Loman Ave., in Chicago in 1966. King moved into a West Side apartment at 1550 S. Hamlin Avenue to highlight housing segregation issues in Chicago. — Luigi Mendicino, Chicago Tribune historical photo, Feb. 24, 1966


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addresses the crowd at the Illinois Rally for Civil Rights held at Soldier Field in Chicago. King called for the strict enforcement of new civil rights legislation and a continued effort to end racial discrimination and poverty. — James O’Leary, Chicago Tribune historical photo, June 21, 1964

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