Dr. Martin Luther King’s Time In Chicago

Portrait of a young African American boy selling the Chicago Defender on a street corner on Chicago's South Side, April 1942. The boy carries a full bag of the daily newspaper and holds one in his hand to flog.
Portrait of a young African American boy selling the Chicago Defender on a street corner on Chicago's South Side, April 1942. The boy carries a full bag of the daily newspaper and holds one in his hand to flog. Jack Delano/International Center of Photography
Portrait of a young African American boy selling the Chicago Defender on a street corner on Chicago's South Side, April 1942. The boy carries a full bag of the daily newspaper and holds one in his hand to flog.
Portrait of a young African American boy selling the Chicago Defender on a street corner on Chicago's South Side, April 1942. The boy carries a full bag of the daily newspaper and holds one in his hand to flog. Jack Delano/International Center of Photography

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.

GUESTS:

Linda Lutton, WBEZ reporter

Ethan Michaeli, author of The Defender: How The Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America