Chicago 1968

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Spring 4-29-2015


Church of the Brethren, Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago, Church work, Segregation, Civil rights, Civil rights demonstrations, Civil rights movements, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Martin Luther King, Jr., Tet Offensive, Vietnam War, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Democratic National Convention, Chicago, Illinois, United Church of Christ


Cultural History | History | Political History | Political Science | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion | Social History | United States History


Length: 116 minutes

Interview with Reverend Stan Davis by Dawn Butler


In the 1960s, Rev. Dr. Stan Davis was part of the Chicago Freedom Movement and was trained by Martin Luther King Jr. staff while working in his YMCA agency. An ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren, he later switched his ordination to the United Church of Christ. He established Northwest Youth Outreach in Chicago, now Youth Outreach Services, then became executive director of the Chicago/ Northern Illinois Region of the NCCJ, a nonprofit human rights organization, and is Executive Director Emeritus of the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago.

The interviewer conducted this oral history as part of his/her coursework for the Spring 2015 class, Oral History: The Art of the Interview. This project was completed in collaboration with the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago and the College Archives & Special Collections department at Columbia College Chicago. Contact for more information.

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