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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Robert Taylor Homes in Chicago. Photo: From WTTW's DuSable to Obama, courtesyGetty Images

Martin Luther King and Fair Housing in Chicago

Daniel Hautzinger

50 years ago, on April 11, 1968, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act. Martin Luther King, Jr. had come to Chicago in 1966 for his first campaign outside the South to advocate for fair housing, but it took the riots caused by his assassination for the bill to be passed.
Coretta Scott King, the widow of Martin Luther King, Jr. on WTTW

From the Archive: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Widow Coretta Scott King

Daniel Hautzinger

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, listen to the woman who helped make the civil rights leader's birthday a federal holiday, as Coretta Scott King discusses her husband's sense of humor and legacy, as well as the structural problems undergirding racism.
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