Evanston Public Library plans panel, book groups for 50th anniversary of North Shore civil rights movement

Marissa Page, Assistant City Editor

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The Evanston Public Library announced Tuesday its plans to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of a civil rights movement on the North Shore with a panel discussion and book groups.

The North Shore Summer Project, a community movement to address housing segregation on the North Shore and compel realtors to show homes to a more diverse group of buyers, culminated in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke to thousands of North Shore residents about the dangers of discriminatory housing practices.

On June 25, EPL will hold a panel discussion with a representative from Open Communities, an equal housing organization born out of the Summer Project, as well as realtors and housing experts from the North Shore area.

EPL will also host three book clubs from mid-June to mid-July, which it said will focus on themes of civil rights, segregation and discrimination.

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