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Eight Forty-Eight

The Chicago Freedom Movement: Assessing the Summit Meetings

James Ralph, Associate Professor of History, Middlebury College; Author, Northern Protest: Martin Luther King, Jr., Chicago, and the Civil Rights Movement (Harvard University Press, 1993)

On August 26, 1966, civil rights activists and the city of Chicago announced an agreement promising housing reforms, putting an end to the marches that defined the Chicago Freedom Movement. James Ralph explains what was significant, and successful about the Summit Meetings of 1966.

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