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.