Chicago Scene: Details on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Living Memorial Project

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Alia Bilal

  • This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s historic march through Chicago’s Marquette Park – Dr. King later described the crowds that day as some of the most hostile and hate-filled he had ever seen, and the march itself as “the first step on a 1,000 mile journey”.
  • On Saturday, August 6, hundreds of Chicagoans will retrace that “first step” by marching a portion of the same path Dr. King did 50 years ago – called the 1,000 Mile March.
  • The march will culminate at the site of Chicago’s first permanent memorial to Dr. King, which is being unveiled for the first time this weekend.
  • This is an opportunity for Chicagoans to unite and not only commemorate the work of Dr. King, but recognize that there’s still much work to be done.

For more information, check out the website:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Living Memorial Project