Jesse Jackson: ‘Urban movement really born in that confrontation’

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The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., right, and his aide Rev. Jesse Jackson in Chicago on Aug. 19, 1966. King holds a Chicago Daily News with a headline “City Seeks To Cut Marches.” Meeting with 1,000 civil rights workers at a South Side church, King said, “We aren’t going to let any injunction turn us around.” | AP photo

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, walking just steps from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Marquette Park, said he, too, was hit with a rock that day, just as he had been a week before at another march, in Gage Park.

“But most of the rocks were blocked by police,” said Jackson, noting that officers did a good job of protecting protesters. “We were winning. Exposing the racist resistance. The more they lashed out, the more we were winning.

“The reaction was as volatile as it was in Birmingham. You wouldn’t think you’d get that kind of reaction for basic human rights.

“The urban movement was really born in Chicago in that violent confrontation.”


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