Fair housing isn’t just an urban issue — Chicago suburbs also struggle to provide more open and available housing to make their communities more diverse. 50 years ago tomorrow, north suburban Winnetka residents who wanted to integrate the community, some of them veterans of the Civil Rights Movement, invited Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to town to help the push for a more diverse town for their children. The 2015 Justice Project: The March Continues celebrates Dr. King’s visit but also serves as a reminder of what still needs to be done five decades later. David Borris has been an activist on creating more social mobility on the North Shore and is chair of the project. He joins us with more on what Dr. King said in that 1965 speech and how the lessons can be applied today.
Justice Day recalls Dr. King’s visit to suburbs 50 years ago