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North Shore Activists Remember King

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In the summer of 1965, King spoke at what's considered to be the first ever civil rights rally in an all-white suburb. And he came at the invitation of the organizers of the North Shore Summer Project.
 
The grassroots group was started by housewives and others who wanted to end segregation in their North Shore communities. Mary Powers was one of the organizers of the North Shore Summer Project. And David James became the first African American to buy a home in Winnetka.
 
They talk with Steve Edwards about the North Shore Summer Project and what they remember about that time.

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