Activists: Protests Over Chicago Schools Continue King's Work

Dr. Martin Luther King spent time in the midwest U.S. city of Chicago in the mid 1960s to promote open housing and equality in public schools. Five decades after his intervention, parents of Chicago students say the fight continues. Those upset with recent budget cuts and school closings used the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s 1963 March on Washington to highlight their concerns.

This building formerly housed the Lyman Trumbull Elementary school in Chicago.

Its classrooms and playground, …

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