Chicago Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. « CBS Chicago
Dr. King spoke twice on the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel on the College of Chicago in 1956 and in 1959.
“This place was full when he got here. I adopted Dr. King reverently,” says Timuel Black, the 99-year younger activist who helped to convey Dr. King to Chicago.
“He was uninterested in segregation. He was uninterested in discrimination. He was uninterested in poverty,” says Black.
On April 13, 1956, King made certainly one of his first main speeches in Chicago at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.
Later Black helped set up freedom trains that took hundreds of Chicagoans to the March on Washington.
Stone Temple Baptist Church in North Lawndale is the place Dr. King preached certainly one of his first sermons in Chicago.
“There’s nonetheless plenty of work to be performed and hopefully we might be part of that work to uplift this group and uplift this metropolis,” says Bishop Derrick Fitpatrick of Stone Temple Baptist Church.