1,000 Mile Journey Video Series: Prexy Nesbitt

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. He was part of Dr. King’s security detail during the 1966 march through Marquette Park.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Living Memorial Project will commemorate the 50th anniversary of that historic August 5th event. Recalling the larger legacy of the March – and remembering the struggle for justice and equity – is more urgent now than ever in our city, across our nation and around the world.