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Martin Luther King Jr. in Chicago

A Baptist minister and champion of nonviolent activism, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most influential figures of the civil rights movement. He spent considerable time in Chicago protesting racial discrimination, particularly in housing and education. This VAMONDE adventure is based on the Chicago History Museum exhibition, "Remembering Dr. King: 1929-1968," and invites you to explore in person some of the locations King frequented in the city and to consider how Dr. King’s work remains relevant today, fifty years after his assassination.

  • 1.

    Stone Temple Baptist Church

    Stone Temple Baptist Church

    Stone Temple Baptist Church

  • 2.

    Soldier Field

    Soldier Field

    Soldier Field

  • 3.

    Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church

    Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church

    Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church

  • 4.

    Marquette Park

    Marquette Park

    Marquette Park

  • 5.

    1550 South Hamlin Avenue

    1550 South Hamlin Avenue

    Dr. King's North Lawndale apartment.

  • 6.

    Mahalia Jackson’s home

    Mahalia Jackson’s home

    Mahalia Jackson’s home

  • 7.

    Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

    Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

    Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

  • 8.

    Shiloh Baptist Church

    Shiloh Baptist Church

    Shiloh Baptist Church

  • 9.

    Chicago City Hall

    Chicago City Hall

    Chicago City Hall

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