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Mon, 06.26.1967

Martin Luther King Jr. denied pulpit in Chicago

Dr. King Jr.

On this date in 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., had gone to Chicago, and found that no church would let him preach.

These houses of worship said he was too a radical a minister.  Friendship Baptist Church, 5200 W. Jackson, on Chicago's West side, did allow King to speak, where he addressed civil rights! Reverend Shelvin J. Hall was the church’s minister at the time.

Reference:

Chicago Mag.com

I May Not Get There with You;
The True Martin Luther King Jr.
by Michael Eric Dyson
Copyright, 2000 The Free Press
ISBN0-684-86776-1

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