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1,000 Mile Journey Video Series: Prexy Nesbitt

By |May 27th, 2016|

Educator and Activist Prexy Nesbitt Reflects on the 1966 Marquette Park March

By |April 4th, 2016|

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.

Episode 1: Rod Wilson

By |March 21st, 2016|

Rod Wilson is an organizer working in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood.

Carol Moseley Braun

By |March 4th, 2016|

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Sculpture Commemorates Dr. King’s Marquette Park March

By |March 4th, 2016|

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.

Obama Singles Rami Nashashibi Out for Courage

By |February 8th, 2016|

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.

Letter from Rabbi Robert Marx

By |January 21st, 2016|

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.