Perhaps on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, it is appropriate to contemplate the turning page of history encapsulated in the events of this week. Dr. King stands as a figure of history that every side has attempted to co-opt for their cause. 406 more words
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In celebration Martin Luther King Jr. Day—now commonly known as King’s Day of Service—we are running an excerpt from Martin L. Deppe’s Operation Breadbasket: An Untold Story of Civil Rights in Chicago, 1966-1971… 4,387 more words
Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.
When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord;
he brought me into a spacious place. 321 more words
Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., with Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins, Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin and Congressman Danny K. Davis, among other community members, outside of the Maywood Aldi on Madison Street. 1,096 more words