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1,000 Mile Journey Video Series: Prexy Nesbitt

By |June 14th, 2016|

Rozell W. “Prexy” Nesbitt has spent more than 50 years working as an educator, activist, and speaker on Africa, foreign policy, and racism. In 1966, 22-year-old Prexy was back home in Chicago after spending a year studying in Africa and eager to get involved with the Chicago Freedom Movement. The Movement’s West Side headquarters were located in his boyhood church, Warren Avenue Congregational. Prexy was part of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s security detail during his historic 1966 march through Chicago’s Marquette Park.

1,000 Mile Journey Video Series: Delia Ramirez

By |June 14th, 2016|

Delia was born and raised in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. She was highly-involved with her local church during her formative and adult years. This involvement provided her with leadership and travel opportunities through which she developed a strong commitment to community development. She began working for Humboldt Park Social Services (HPSS) at the young age of 18, and she was promoted to Executive Director at the age of 21 – a role she held for nine years. Today, Delia serves as the Deputy Director of Community Renewal Society, a 134-year old progressive, faith-based organization that works to eliminate race and class barriers.

1,000 Mile Journey Video Series: Otis Moss III

By |June 14th, 2016|

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss' work is a continuation of the work of the Chicago Freedom, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others who fought to make Chicago a more just and equitable city. With civil rights advocacy in his DNA, Pastor Moss built his ministry on community advancement and social justice activism. As Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Pastor Moss has spent the last two decades practicing and preaching a theology that calls attention to the problems of mass incarceration, environmental justice, and economic inequality.

1,000 Mile Journey Video Series: Jim Capraro

By |June 14th, 2016|

Jim Capraro has 35 years of community organizing and development experience. In the early 1970's he worked as a community organizer pursuing the passage of the Federal Home Mortgage Disclosure, and Community Reinvestment Acts. Today, he is the Principal of Capraro Consulting and serves as CEO of the Greater Southwest Development Corporation

“President Obama Praises Local Leader in Calls for Religious Tolerance”

By |February 4th, 2016|

Chicago Tonight, 2/4/16
President Barack Obama on Wednesday visited a mosque for the first time during his presidency to discuss Islamic relations and to combat growing anti-Muslim rhetoric in the country….

Joining us tonight is Rami Nashashibi, the executive director of the Chicago-based Inner-City Muslim Action Network. He was at the mosque Obama visited and was mentioned by […]

“Martin Luther King Jr. art installation to commemorate Marquette Park march”

By |January 18th, 2016|

The memorial is planned to be unveiled Aug. 5, the 50th anniversary of the Marquette Park march and the day before the Takin' It To The Streets festival in the park, which draws thousands.

“Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial to Commemorate Marquette Park March”

By |January 18th, 2016|

Community leaders around Chicago are working on a living memorial to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic 1966 march in Marquette Park.

“Sculpting the Dr. King Memorial for Marquette Park”

By |January 18th, 2016|

Sculpting from more than 15,000 pounds of clay, artists begin the early stages of a living memorial honor Dr. King.

“Sculpture To Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King’s March Through Marquette Park”

By |January 18th, 2016|

Work is underway on what organizers call Chicago's first ever memorial to Dr. King.