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Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.

West Side Writers Celebrate MLK Legacy With Open Mic, Literary Reading

The Dreamscapes and Landscapes reading will uplift the voices of West Side writers and poets whose work speaks to the social issues championed by Martin Luther King Jr.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Victims Of Violence Day To Honor Anniversary Of MLK’s Assassination With Drumming, Poetry In Jackson Park

The remembrance is one of three "days of respect" a South Side organizer is pushing the state to acknowledge in Illinois schools.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Virtual MLK Day Celebration Will Honor King’s Legacy Of Unity At West Side Church Where He Preached

"We're uniting together to make sure that we're stronger. That is the purpose of this year," said Rev. Reshorna Fitzpatrick of the Stone Temple Missionary Baptist Church.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Elders Honored In Outdoor Living History Exhibit: ‘We Need The Older Generation To Help Guide Us’

"It's about appreciating history while it's here," said Jonathan Kelley, co-founder of the Lawndale Pop-Up Spot at 16th and Spaulding.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

My Block, My Hood, My City Paying For 100 Chicagoans To March On Washington To End To Police Violence

The march is being organized in response to Minneapolis police killing George Floyd. It will be held the 57th anniversary of the historic March on Washington.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

DuSable Museum Celebrates MLK Day With Programs ‘Focused On Freedom’

The day kicks off with an exploration of the museum's archives of King's Chicago campaign, in which he addressed racial discrimination in housing and hiring.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Martin Luther King’s Birthday Is Not A Day Off But A Day Of Service For This West Side Nonprofit

The celebration hosted by BUILD will reflect on the power of civil disobedience and the importance of service in improving communities.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Celebrate MLK Day At The West Side Church Where King Spoke

Stone Temple Missionary Baptist Church in North Lawndale is honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King's legacy in Chicago.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Mom Forgives Her Son’s Killer — And Goes On To Dedicate Her Life To Restorative Justice

Forgiveness is “finding peace no matter the outcome for yourself and nobody else,” Lisa D. Daniels said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale