Did One Woman’s 1966 Letter to Dr. King Predict the Plight of Suburbs Like Maywood?

Martin Luther King, Jr. in his study in Atlanta. | The King Center  Monday, January 16, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews The letter is dated Aug. 8, 1966. It’s written by June Alder and is addressed to Dr. Martin Luther King, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 366 E. 47th Street, Chicago. Alder writes as a “white woman” who wants to express her “sorrow and … Continue reading Did One Woman’s 1966 Letter to Dr. King Predict the Plight of Suburbs Like Maywood?

50 Years After King’s Chicago Campaign, Racism Still Burdening Black Suburbs, Say Housing Experts

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King march through Chicago in 1966. | Bernard J. Kleina Friday, August 19, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 8:05 a.m. “Middle class blacks are being robbed when they live in segregated black neighborhoods,” said Daniel Lauber, an Oak Park housing attorney and its former village planner, at a town hall meeting on integration held there … Continue reading 50 Years After King’s Chicago Campaign, Racism Still Burdening Black Suburbs, Say Housing Experts