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In His Own Words | March 12, 1966 | Address to the Chicago Freedom Festival


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The Chicago Freedom Movement, supported by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Chicago-based Coordinating Council of Community Organizations sought, a variety of civil rights gains in Chicago. King delivered a speech at the Chicago Freedom Festival, a concert that raised over $100,000 to support the movement, to an interracial crowd of around 12,000. In the speech, he focused on issues impacting Chicago sums and encouraged the audience to participate in nonviolent protest in the spring.

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