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)

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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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