Martin Luther King in Chicago

As we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr, we might pause to consider how much has changed since he came to Chicago in 1966 to advance the cause of fair housing.

Dr King described his time in Chicago, where he rented an apartment at 1550 S Hamlin Ave, as “a first step on a 1,000 mile journey.”

Those among us who are saddened by how few steps we’ve taken on that journey can take some comfort in King’s oft-repeated observation that “the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.”

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