Violence is deeply rooted in Chicago’s history. Racial tensions contributed to that sad truth for years but in 1960s, it was a truth many young people could no longer swallow. They confronted hate with, of all things, non-violent demonstrations.
Thursday is the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s inauguration. And as far away in time and place as that event sounds, some argue that Chicago can take a little credit – that Kennedy might not have been president without former Mayor Richard J.
Next Monday is the 50th anniversary of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s farewell address. His remarks are best remembered for a warning to the American public in which he coined the phrase the “military-industrial complex.”