Dr. Martin Luther King’s Time In Chicago
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. did much of his civil rights work in southern cities like Montgomery, Birmingham and Selma. But King had a big impact on Chicago as well. He arrived in Chicago in January of 1966 and fought for tenants’ rights and the poor while here in town. Morning Shift reflects on King’s time in Chicago.
Linda Lutton, WBEZ reporter
Ethan Michaeli, author of The Defender: How The Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America