Chicago 1968

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Spring 4-29-2015


Civil rights, social justice, interfaith work, American Baptist Church, Community Renewal Society, Parliament of the World's Religions, Chicago, Illinois, Democratic National Convention, social movements, Democratic National Convention, Chicago, Illinois, Church work, Segregation, Civil rights demonstrations, Civil rights movements


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


Length: 76 minutes

Interview with Larry Greenfield by Lauren Kostiuk


Engaged in activism in Chicago since 1963 when Rev. Dr. Larry Greefield attended University of Chicago Divinity School where he earned a PhD, he has worked in areas of political rights, social justice, and interfaith work. He is an ordained minister in the American Baptist church and has served as the executive minister of the Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago, theologian-in-residence for the Community Renewal Society, a faith-based organization advocating for social and economic justice, and as executive director of the Parliament of the World’s Religions.

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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