Chicago Conference on Religion and Race Photograph Collection

Institution: Chicago History Museum
Address:
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 642-4600
Website
Date: 1961-1977
Extent: 1 Linear Feet
Finding Aid

Abstract
Biographical/Historical Note:
The Chicago Conference on Religion and Race was formed immediately following the National Conference on Race and Religion in January 1963. The National Conference was the first of its kind, and attracted over 700 clergy members who represented over 60 denominations from across the country. Upon the close of the conference, the executive subcommittee of the host committee formed the leadership of the Chicago organization, continuing to represent a diverse faith base including protestant, Catholic, and Jewish clergy and bringing the energy and initiatives of the conference into Chicago's social services community.

Scope and Content Note:
Subjects include photos of staff and members; vocational training classes; the Tri-Faith offices; a visit from Vice President Humphrey in 1969; and a civil rights rally in 1964 with Martin Luther King speaking.

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