Chicago Freedom Movement

Fulfilling the Dream

October 1965

Under the direction of James Bevel, the growing staff of the Chicago Freedom Movement sought to diagnose the causes of the oppressive conditions inner-city residents faced in a series of grassroots seminars on the city’s West Side. Martin Luther King, Jr., presided at a major retreat at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. He said that “If we can break the system in Chicago, it can be broken any place in the coutnry.”

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