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Chicago Bulletin (Newspaper) - June 1, 1961, Chicago, Illinois Chatham Council off. Opens june4details column i Page i we went to tent City by Harold and Wishan Evans a1 told to Faith Charles the unfortunate victims Are the Little ones who must Bear the pains of the future some shy some bold some Sweet some sad some warm some cold some Good some bad. These innocent children Are trampled asunder. Of god Man s life is still a Blunder. Harold Evans my brother and executive editor of the a a Christian world and i along with Rev. E. E. Franklin of Canaan m b. Church 66th and s. Harvard ave., and mrs. Rubye Pennerman of the Christian crusaders of Englewood went on a fact finding trip to a tent i tvs in Fayette county Tennessee to obtain information on the living conditions of this temporary residence. Upon arriving in a tent City we saw families of sometimes 9 in number living under deplorable conditions. Housed in ii Ige army tents which nor Mally hold 6 people Large families Cook on Coal stoves inside the tents and attempt to carry on Normal living. The water problem is acute. All water is drawn from makeshift Wells. Then there is the problem of toilet facilities typical out houses built to serve the needs of the inhabitants of there is tension in the air As children play Carefree in the dirt and parents go about their daily chores which have become heavy burdens to them. There is no employment for the men and so they accept the Many other necessary tasks which must be done in food is supplied by the original civic league of Fayette county which receives its donations and contributions from sympathetic groups All Over the country. The food is stored in Mcferrin s grocery store and allotted to each family As will permit. Quietly they Camp to us and began to talk of things they were still interested in. Things they had left behind. Things that gave them Joy but now had passed away. We found Many sad and drawn faces among the adults but the children were like children the world Over. Curious about new things timid before the camera and when unaware of being watched hard at play their gentle minds refusing to be captured by the physical oppression. There Are no educational facilities for the children a terrible injustice. As we walked from tent to tent we wondered just How Long these people can exist under such conditions As the ones prevalent in the victims of this Battle for Freedom Are the Little helpless children who Are the product of a courageous people determined to make democracy work for All americans. The inhabitants of a tent City Home of the fighters for Freedom have stirred the conscience of thousands of people at Home and abroad. A tent City was born in 1960 in Fayette county. Election Day in 1960 was the turning Point for the 20,000 negroes some of whom had dared to Register to vote. And did vote. When Fayette county a registered negroes went to the polls they saw the Reward of their courage to vote. They took the returns from the White citizens Council the Kun flux Elan the a Uncle Toms and the fight was on. The original Fayette county civic and welfare league had been formed in 1959, under the Able leadership of John and Viola Mcferrin Rev. June dowdy and other militant leaders. They had realized that the time had come to fight for True american citizenship. Immediately following the election hostile verbal eviction notices were served on the residents of Fayette county. Their answer to this harsh injustice was and with their leaders constantly reminding them of the purpose 6f their temporary living quarters the ones who defied the South a Law can somehow find Hope in the Shab Biness and squalor of their makeshift Homes. The Christian world Magazine under the Editorship of Wishan and Harold Evans along with other conscientious groups of Chicago Are supporting a drive to help those who Are struggling for Freedom. Your Community newspaper serving Chatham. Avalon Englewood Park Manor and Woodlawn Hiss volume 8. No. U 10c at Newsstands Chicago ill., thursday june i 1961 publish St 439 e. 711 is. Tai. St Swart 3-1040 25 per c month delivered to your door each thursday Reedom riders Woodlawn 9 talk hard work elided in Triumph a Long awaited dream be comes a reality for the Chat Ham Avalon Community Council june 4, at 4 . The Day and hour will signal the grand open ing of the councils office at 7923 South Park ave. The offices existence is a direct result of Community collaboration and cooperation and has taken months of strategy and planning to bring about the initial efforts took the form of a bake sales held at Collins certified food store 79th and s. Calumet ave. From there the fund raising drive a Rocco operation Chatham Council office a moved into a color television give away and finally climaxed with a fashion show a prelude to All of these ventures were highly successful and netted the funds needed to put the office into operation. W. R. Hammond 7735 s. Calumet ave., chairman of the budget and finance committee for the Council was the prime organizer of the a Doc co drive. He was assisted by the Vic president or. Charles Proctor 7657 s. Indiana ave. And Arthur Hawkins 8425 s. Calumet ave., treasurer. The office when it is fully set up will serve As an Assembly room for sub area meetings and a Center for processing complaints suggestions and information. The staff will provide stenographic facilities for the officers of the Council. Community action neighbors a Success with Tea Park Manor neighbors recorded a Success in its first major fund raising Effort said mrs. Ola Muirhead general Tea chairman. The All Block club Tea held last sunday in St. Columbanus school Hall netted More than $2,500 for the Council. Block clubs numbering about 43 had tables at the team a combined Effort to insure Success. Milas s. Stevens president of the neighbors said the Tea the Freedom riders on the Fate . Will Host victims of Alabama violence three of the famed Freedom riders will talk to the temporary Woodlawn organization at. Their meeting Tonitte. The meeting will be at St. Cyril a Parish Hall 6389 Dante. The Freedom riders visiting the City under the sponsorship of the Congress of racial Equality Corease professor and mrs. Frank Bergman of Michigan state University Lansing Michigan and Issue Reynolds of Detroit who is a student at Fisk University in Nashville Tenn. The bergmans were among Agency people turned out last week in an Effort to help solve the problems Englewood youth Are faring. From left Charles Livermore executive director of the Chicago commission on youth welfare Betty Snyder girl Counselor at Onaje it Ood Hijra i school Bra p. Fawlkes truant officer at Englewood his and father John Hayes president of tile Englewood committee for Community action. Hyde Park relocates Urban renewal families Over 80 percent of the families displaced by the Hyde Park Kenwood Urban renewal program have improved their housing situation according to the first report of a study made of tenant relocation by the Hyde a Quot mimeograph machine do Park Kenwood conference rated by the Chatham Myca will insure prompt dissemination of information at All Levels of Council activity a spokesman said. A display of current projects and data pertaining to Community activity will be provided to abreast of local and City wide movements. The ladies of the Council will serve Tea and cookies to the members and guests at the opening. Sunday. Or. Welton i. Taylor 7621 s. A up visitor to the o f f i c e Prairie it president. The study is based on relocation records and interviews with relocated families and will continue until the Urban renewal project is completed. This first report shows that 31.2 percent of the displaced families stayed in Hyde Park Kenwood. Included in the Sample were families who moved from Standard housing into More adequate facilities As Well As those moving from substandard housing. As recommendations the report called for an orientation sustained a crowd of about 500 persons throughout the affair which lasted from 3 to 7 . Mrs. Muirhead said that for a first Effort Park Manor neighbors should be proud. Next year should be even better. A we should have the Coo iteration of All the Block organizations in the Community at our next Tea a she stated. In the youth segment of the Tea Aline Helm 7251 s. Calumet ave., Park Manor Beauty was named miss Park Manor and received a prize of $50, a set of Richelieu pearls and a Gold cup. Second prize in the contest went to Norma Jean Brown 7014 s. Vernon ave., who re t r r a t Cei Ved $25, and third prize was program for cab relocation Coli e Won by Janette Orange 6821 s. Workers which would emphasize u a a.1a Wabash ave. Her prize was $10. Careful briefing on official clearance areas to avoid refer in the or. Miss Park Manor ral of relocated families into contest Carolus love 7246 s. Michigan ave., took first. She received an award of $50. Second went to Ola y. Johnson 6804 s. Michigan ave., $25 third to Diane Flemister 7020 s. Calu met ave., $10. Mrs. Florida Phillips chair Man of the neighbors youth committee said that certainly the youth of the Community located families More disrupt share in making the a Block Tion. Club Tea a Success. Buildings slated for demolition at a later Date. Another recommendation referred to the new crash panel ordinance which goes into effect at the end of this year and May result in Decover Sions which would cause re Ful bus trip that ended in smoke fire and violence in Anniston. Alabama. Professor Bergman 61, was attacked by a mob of frenzied southerners and was hospitalized after the beating he received. Mrs. Bergman was also roughly handled and slapped by the mob but did not require Hospital care. Issac Reynolds although Only Twenty two years old is already a Veteran fighter for human rights. He has been a key sit in Leader said Core regional director Sterling Stuckey 7949 s. Drexel blvd. Reynolds the Core official explained has been jailed several times and has already completed a num Ber of Freedom rides. The Rev. Or. Arthur m. Brazier official spokesman for ., said that the greater Woodlawn pastors Alliance is responsible for arranging to have the Freedom riders make their first Chicago Public appearance at the . Meeting. A these men and women who Are suffering so courageously a said Rev. Thomas Ellis pastor of the Lincoln congregational Church 6450 s. Champlain ave., a must know that they have our Complete support. This is no time for intelligent men to be talking glibly about the Progress negroes Are making Quot Rev. Air Laid. A a it a foolish for men to contend that Freedom and Equality can be gained by doing according to Ellis the facts since reconstruction refute such claims. C. Joe Utley Utley a dental lab., 1026 e. 63rd St., and chairman of the Woodlawn businessmen a association Community relations committee commented that a their Light is our Light. We Are citizens first businessmen second. The Freedom riders Are making democracy a real thing for All Core regional director Sterling Stuckey explained that a Freedom now is Hie movements major he went on to say that a the Freedom riders unbending heroism is challenging racial bigotry at its strongest Point Lias inspired True americans . Spokesman Rev. Brazier declared that . Has a part to play in the struggle going on. We cannot be silent. We must support these people in every Way we can. We must see that they get Money to buy More tickets that they get More volunteers to take the place of those who have been jailed or wounded in this great non violent peaceful Battle for human contributions and other kinds of support May be Given directly to the Freedom riders at the meeting thursday or by contacting or. Sol ice who is acting As coordinator of the Freedom riders activities during their visit Here. James Mitchell . Secretary of Mitchells pharmacy 1233 East 63rd St., called for support of the Freedom rider movement. A the Battle for Freedom a Mitchell said a is not a Richmany a Battle. It never has been throughout history. These Brave men and women need Money for bail for doctors Bills for All the extra expenses that come up. Surely we can to exy rect the southerners to provide it. Core must look to support from the North from organizations like .�?� a the Freedom riders have been called agitators a said continued on Page 3 Best food buy of the a live poultry a Page z live fryers 35c

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