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Chicago Freedom Movement Talks and Exhibits

March 4 - June 20, 2021, In Focus: The Chicago Freedom Movement and the Fight for Fair Housing, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, Illinois

May 15, 2019, Legal Defense Fund, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

April 2, 2019, Silver State Fair Housing Council, Las Vegas, Nevada

January 21, 2019, Central Alabama Fair Housing Center, Montgomery, Alabama

January 15, 2018, Chicago History Museum

February 10, 2018, Richton Park

March 3/4, 2018, Selma March Reinactment

April 4, 2018, at Dayton, Ohio, talk and exhibit on the anniversary of the death of Dr. King, sponsored by Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Dayton, Ohio.

April 11, 2018, Santa Ana, California

April 13, 2018, West Palm Beach

April 20, 2018, Tampa, Florida

April 29, 2018, Southeast of Kankakee, talk and exhibit

May 4, 2018, Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan

Book: The Chicago Freedom Movement

Per "Six months after the Selma to Montgomery marches and just weeks after the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a group from Martin Luther King Jr.'s staff arrived in Chicago, eager to apply his nonviolent approach to social change in a northern city. Once there, King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) joined the locally based Coordinating Council of Community Organizations (CCCO) to form the Chicago Freedom Movement. The open housing demonstrations they organized eventually resulted in a controversial agreement with Mayor Richard J. Daley and other city leaders, the fallout of which has historically led some to conclude that the movement was largely ineffective."

"In this important volume, an eminent team of scholars and activists offer an alternative assessment of the Chicago Freedom Movement's impact on race relations and social justice, both in the city and across the nation. Building upon recent works, the contributors reexamine the movement and illuminate its lasting contributions in order to challenge conventional perceptions that have underestimated its impressive legacy."

As can be seen, the cover of the book has two of Bernard Kleina's photographs, and many of his photos are in the book itself.

The book is available at and at various book stores.

Book: Civil Rights The Promise of Equality

By National Museum of African American History and Culture (Photographer), Lonnie G. Bunch III (Foreword), John Lewis (Contributor), Bryan Stevenson (Contributor)

Per "Volume 2 of Double Exposure commemorates the ongoing fight to fulfil the promise of freedom and equality for all American citizens, from the Civil War and Reconstruction to the present. It features powerful images from, for example, Leonard Freed's series, Black in White America, Ernest C. Withers's photographs of the Sanitation Workers' Solidarity March in Nashville, and Charles Moore's documentation of police brutality during the 1963 Birmingham Childrens' Crusade."