Activist and educator Rozell W. "Prexy" Nesbitt was just 22-years old when he was assigned to be part of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s security detail during the 1966 open housing march through Chicago's Marquette Park. He shares his memories of the march and his hopes for the future generation of social justice activists.
The nation pauses today to pay tribute to the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. Work is underway on what organizers call the city’s first ever memorial here.
When President Barack Obama addressed religious leaders at the National Prayer Breakfast last week, he singled out a longtime Chicago activist and nonprofit leader working on the city's Southwest Side.
Rabbi Robert J. Marx is the founder of Chicago’s Jewish Council on Urban Affairs.
He was asked by the Chicago Commission on Human Relations to monitor Dr. King’s open-housing march through Marquette Park.
These are the profound reflections that Marx shared with his colleagues about the experience that changed him forever.