Chicago 1968

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Publication Date

Spring 2015


Church work, Segregation, Civil rights, Civil rights demonstrations, Civil rights movements, social justice, equality, Catholic, St. Sabina, Quigley High School, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., social movements, Precious Blood Church, Loyola University, Democratic National Convention, Chicago, Illinois


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 Reverend Michael Pfleger by Jesse Betend


Since 1968, Father Michael Pfleger has lived and ministered in the African American communities on the west and south sides of Chicago and became an ordained priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1975. Since 1981 he has been pastor of the Saint Sabina Parish, a Catholic church in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood. He has been recognized for his commitment to equality and passionate stance against injustice both locally and nationally.

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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