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Jesse Jackson stands in the center of a protest march in Chicago staged against real estate firms that allegedly refuse to sell or rent to blacks, 1966
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
6 11/16 x 8 3/8 in. (16.99 x 21.27 cm)

Creation Place: North America
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted gift of Michael Mattis and Judy Hochberg in honor of Myrlie Evers-Williams.
Accession Number: P2021.13.429

Chicago Civil Rights Segregation Demonstration: Jesse Jackson stands in the center of a protest march in Chicago staged against real estate firms that allegedly refuse to sell or rent to blacks.

The Chicago Freedom Movement, also known as the Chicago Open Housing Movement, was led by Martin Luther King, Jr., James Bevel and Al Raby. It was supported by the Chicago-based Coordinating Council of Community Organizations (CCCO) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). The movement included a large rally, marches, and demands to the City of Chicago. These specific demands covered a wide range of topics, including open housing, quality education, transportation and job access, income and employment, health, wealth generation, crime and the criminal justice system, community development, tenants' rights, and quality of life. Operation Breadbasket, in part led by Jesse Jackson, sought to harness black consumer power. The Chicago Freedom Movement was the most ambitious Civil Rights campaign in the North in the United States, lasting from mid-1965 to August 1966. It is largely credited with inspiring the 1968 Fair Housing Act.

Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. (born October 8, 1941) is an American Civil Rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician. He was a candidate for the Democratic Presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. He is the founder of the organizations that merged to form Rainbow/PUSH. Former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. is his eldest son. Jackson hosted Both Sides with Jesse Jackson on CNN from 1992 to 2000.

On verso: manuscript title and date.

Ferrotyped prints have a sensitive surface, usually shiny and thinner, because they are put through a press while still wet. Ferrotyping makes the surface of the photograph smoother. Light does not scatter as much on a smoother surface, so this increases contrast. That makes ferrotyped images better for press photography.

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  • Image Dimensions: 6 11/16 x 8 3/8 in. (16.99 x 21.27 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
  • Sheet Dimensions: 7 1/16 x 9 in. (17.94 x 22.86 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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