Moving to the West Side

Martin Luther King Jr., waving in the middle window, and his wife, Coretta, on his left, wave to a crowd after moving into an apartment at 1550 S. Hamlin Avenue in Chicago in 1966. King moved into the tenement apartment to highlight segregated housing conditions in Chicago and launch a campaign to end slums in the city.

( Chicago Tribune historical photo / February 24, 1966 )

Martin Luther King Jr., waving in the middle window, and his wife, Coretta, on his left, wave to a crowd after moving into an apartment at 1550 S. Hamlin Avenue in Chicago in 1966. King moved into the tenement apartment to highlight segregated housing conditions in Chicago and launch a campaign to end slums in the city.

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