Chicago 1968

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Spring 5-1-2015


Civil rights, anti-war, social movements, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Chicago, Illinois, Cleveland, Ohio, Oakbrook, Illinois, Democratic National Convention, 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: 122 minutes

Interview with Reverend Bill Maloney by Edward Seitz


In 1965, Rev. Bill Maloney was named pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church, then at the corner of Jackson and Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL. Because of the location of his church, it became a refuge for both demonstrators and police during the Democratic National Convention protests and the Chicago Seven trial. He ministered for the RCPO, Cleveland, OH, Christ the King Lutheran Church and St. Stephens Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chicago, IL and Advocate Health Systems, Oakbrook, IL, then retired from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. He died in 2016.

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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