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Friday, November 15

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He could have taken his civil rights campaign anywhere, but Dr. Martin Luther King came to Chicago in 1966. He and his family lived in a small, 2 bedroom apartment at 1550 S. Hamlin Ave. He worked on making housing available to all, something that plagues the community to this day. King was assassinated in Memphis 40 years ago today, at a time when he was expanding his critique of the U.S. to include the war. A West Side march in memorial is planned for today.

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