Faith communities lead peaceful protest against racism

St. Agatha Parish, located in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood, co-sponsored the “In the Spirit of King” Westside peace march June 12, 2020. The multicultural, interfaith march gathered Christian, Catholic, Muslim and Jewish community members, clergy, law enforcement, health service providers, business leaders, educators and students. Marchers called for better schools, housing, health services, employment and business opportunities. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Marchers listen to speakers in front of the historic Stone Temple Baptist Church, 3622 W. Douglas Blvd., where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached when he lived in Chicago. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
A marcher kneels during a moment of silence in front of the church. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Marchers carried signs with quotes from King. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
A young marcher holds a sign with a quote from King. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
About 200 people joined in the march through North Lawndale. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
The march drew participants of all races and ages. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, who worked with King and was with him when he was killed, joins in the end of the march. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Protestors hold up a sign in front of the former site of an apartment building where King once lived. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Jesse Jackson addresses the marchers in front of the building where King once lived. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)