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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Martin Luther King Jr. in Chicago -- Color Photos of the 1966 Freedom Movement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
3/11/2007  4:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Elliott Bronstein  (206) 684-4507


Martin Luther King Jr. in Chicago -- Color Photos of the 1966 Freedom Movement
Exhibit opening March 29 features photographer Bernard Kleina

Two events on Thursday, March 29 at Seattle City Hall will celebrate the opening of the photo exhibition, “Martin Luther King Jr. in Chicago -- Color Photos of the 1966 Freedom Movement.”

At 12 noon, veteran photographer and fair housing activist Bernard Kleina will discuss the photos at noon on March 29 in City Hall’s Bertha Landes Room.

From 5:30-7:30 p.m. Kleina will attend an opening reception for the exhibit in the main lobby of City Hall. Mayor Greg Nickels will welcome guests at 6 p.m.

Both events are free and open to the public. The exhibit will remain on display until Friday, April 13 during regular business hours at Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue (between Cherry and James St.) in downtown Seattle.

“Martin Luther King Jr. in Chicago” offers a rare color portrait of the Chicago Open Housing Campaign, one of the pivotal events in American civil rights history. Photographer Bernard Kleina has served as Executive Director of Illinois’ HOPE Fair Housing Center for over 36 years, and is one of the most respected advocates for fair housing in the country.

Martin Luther King Jr. in Chicago” is sponsored by the Seattle Office for Civil Rights and the King County Office of Civil Rights to celebrate National Fair Housing Month in April. For more information, call the Seattle Office for Civil Rights at 206-684-4507, or visit www.seattle.gov/civilrights.

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