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Chicago History Museum’s “Remembering Dr. King: 1929-1968”

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Civil Rights leaders Fred Shuttlesworth (left), Martin Luther King Jr. (center), and Ralph Abernathy (right) attend a funeral for victims of the 16th Street Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963. The September 15, 1963 bombing killed four young African-American girls. (Chicago History Museum)

Chicago History Museum Vice President of Interpretation and Education John Russick describes Martin Luther King Jr.’s goal as an activist, and those who worked with him. And, he responds to a rare speech Martin Luther King, Jr. gave, in which he addresses Chicago.

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