Civil rights activists, from left to right: Dr. King Bill Berry and Al Raby

The impact of the Leadership Council's work generally did not make it into the newspapers, though most reporters who covered housing or regional issues knew of the organization and relied heavily on staff to understand the beats they covered. In part, the anonymity stemmed from the fact that our services were provided to families who.....

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We're going to make this an open city, because it's right. We're going to make it an open city because it's practical. We're going to make it an open city because it's sound economics. We're going to make it an open city because we're tired of being humiliated.
- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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While active, the Leadership Council had several programs in place, designed to affirmatively further fair housing in the Chicago region.

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Though the council itself is no longer active, we'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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