Program of the Chicago Freedom Movement



This program outlines the prevalent social and economic disadvantages of the Negro population of Chicago. The authors give detailed accounts on the presence of impoverished areas and ghettos that systematically oppress African American opportunities for education, housing, and employment. In the past, Negroes have begged, pleaded, and reasoned with white city officials to change community conditions. Due to little to no progress made, the SCLC and CCCO (Coordinating Council of Community Organizations) create the Chicago Freedom Movement in order to initiate action in eradicating ghettoes, slums, and racism.

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