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SCLC's Chicago Plan

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Title:SCLC's Chicago Plan

This excerpt from "A Proposal by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference for the Development of a Nonviolent Action Movement for the Greater Chicago Area" documents the economic plight of African Americans living in Chicago in 1966, when Martin Luther King Jr. and the SCLC launched the Chicago Freedom Movement. Focusing on urban housing and poverty, King's demonstrations in Chicago drew national attention to both the affects of de facto segregation and a rising sense of black militancy in America.

Includes a background essay, discussion questions, and alignments to teaching standards.

Major funding for this project is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

Grade range: 6-12.

Lesson plans using this resource: Campaigns for Economic Freedom.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Teaching guides | Resource units | Documents | Legal files
Subjects:Discrimination in housing--Illinois--Chicago | Protest marches--Illinois--Chicago | Civil rights demonstrations--Illinois--Chicago | Civil rights--Illinois--Chicago | Civil rights workers--Illinois--Chicago | Civil rights movements--Illinois-Chicago | African Americans--Illinois--Chicago--Social conditions | African Americans--Illinois--Chicago--Economic conditions | Black power--United States | Social justice | Poverty--Illinois--Chicago | Urban poor--Illinois--Chicago | Minorities--Housing--Illinois--Chicago | Illinois--Race relations | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | Chicago Freedom Movement | United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964 | United States. Voting Rights Act of 1965 | Chicago Housing Authority | American Civil Liberties Union | Coordinating Council of Community Organizations (Ill.) | Public housing--Illinois--Chicago | De facto school segregation--Illinois--Chicago | Chicago (Ill.) | Cook County (Ill.)
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). Libraries. Special Collections | Teacher's Domain Civil Rights Special Collection | WGBH Educational Foundation
Online Publisher:[Boston, Mass.] : WGBH Educational Foundation | 2002/2008
Original Material:

Henry Hampton Collection, Washington University Libraries, Saint Louis, Missouri.

Rights and Usage:

The Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Collection is a collaborative production of WGBH Education Productions, the WGBH Media Library, and WGBH Interactive, in partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Washington University in St. Louis.

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Forms part of: Teacher's Domain Civil Right Special Collection.

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Persistent Link to Item:http://www.teachersdomain.org/resources/iml04/soc/ush/civil/chicago/