The 21st Show

Fighting for Civil Rights: Then and Now

 
Dr. Martin Luther King speaks March 25, 1967 at the Chicago peace march.

Dr. Martin Luther King speaks March 25, 1967 at the Chicago peace march. AP Photo/Chick Harrity

On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The 21st wanted to invite a multigenerational panel of Illinoisians who were active in the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960's. We also invited activists from younger generations as the fight for racial justice continues.

Guests:

Father Joseph Brown, professor of Africana Studies at Southern Illinois University, ordained Jesuit priest, activist, and East St. Louis native

Nancy Maxwell, activist and founding member of the Southern Illinois Unity Coalition 

Drake Materre, member of Black Students for Revolution at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Laqueanda Reneau, Youth Organizer at VOYCE-Voices of Youth in Chicago Education

Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi

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