The 1,000 Mile March: The Journey to Justice Continues 

Posted: August 2, 2016 in Uncategorized

Join us for the 1,000 Mile March on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. on 63rd and Kedzie Avenue as we walk through nine city blocks into Marquette Park, celebrating the legacy of the Chicago Freedom Movement and acknowledging the ongoing efforts of organizers far and wide to strive towards a more just and equitable city.

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Dr. King referred to the August 1966 march into Marquette Park and the other efforts of the Chicago Freedom Movement that summer as the “first step in a one thousand mile journey.” In many ways, that march, as well as the series of organizing efforts associated with the Movement, was about challenging a divided city and reclaiming the notion of home for families denied the basic human right to live freely in thriving communities. 

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The symbolic 1,000 Mile March will retrace a portion of the historic August 1966 march into Marquette Park in order to celebrate and amplify the triumphs and ongoing challenges of conditions King confronted in communities across Chicago 50 years ago. 

Join us for the 1,000 Mile March on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. on 63rd and Kedzie Avenue as we walk through nine city blocks into Marquette Park, celebrating the legacy of the Chicago Freedom Movement and acknowledging the…

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  1. wil3t says:

    Congratulations: you had a wonderful event in the park last weekend. It hit the regional news as well. Regards, Ekkehard-Teja Wilke

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