Chicago 1968
 

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 4-23-2015

Keywords

Civil rights, social justice, interfaith work, Methodist, Protestant, Chicago Housing Authority, Commission on Human Relations, Chicago, Illinois, Sherman United Methodist Church, Evanston, Illinois, Progressive Community Church, Bronzville, Democratic National Convention, Democratic National Convention, Chicago, Illinois, Church work, Segregation, Civil rights demonstrations, Civil rights movements

Disciplines

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

Abstract

Length: 84 minutes

Interview with Reverend B. Herbert Martin Senior by Matthew Kevin Robinson

Comments

He was active during the 1960s in civil rights and social justice issues, in 1968, he was a student pastor at the Sherman United Methodist Church in Evanston, IL. Rev. Martin attended Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, graduating in 1971, was appointed interim chair of the Chicago Housing Authority by Mayor Washington, served as executive director of the Chicago Commission on Human Relations in the 1980s, and served as pastor of the Progressive Community Church, an independent Protestant church, in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago until his retirement in 2019.

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 archives@colum.edu for more information.

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