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Activists: Protests Over Chicago Schools Continue King's Worki
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August 30, 2013 8:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King spent time in the midwest U.S. city of Chicago in the mid 1960s to promote open housing and equality in public schools. Five decades after his intervention, parents of Chicago students say the fight continues. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, those upset with recent budget cuts and school closings used the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s 1963 March on Washington to highlight their concerns.

Activists: Protests Over Chicago Schools Continue King's Work

Published August 30, 2013

Dr. Martin Luther King spent time in the midwest U.S. city of Chicago in the mid 1960s to promote open housing and equality in public schools. Five decades after his intervention, parents of Chicago students say the fight continues. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, those upset with recent budget cuts and school closings used the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s 1963 March on Washington to highlight their concerns.


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