Tag Archives: Martin Luther King Jr.


In Memoriam: David James, 1923-2016

Being the first African-American to buy a house in Winnetka was just one of many milestones in the eventful life of David James. His multi-faceted personality and lifelong work for social justice were recalled at the July 29th funeral mass at Sacred Heart, where he was a longtime parishioner. Born in St. Louis, Mr. James […]


Historic Civil Rights Milestone in July 2015

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech on the Village Green By Cecile Hales Originally published the Fall/Winter 2014 Gazette Fifty years—surely a milestone to be celebrated and an opportunity to look back, no matter what the original event. In this case the event was truly historic: July 2015 will mark 50 […]


Martin Luther King, Jr. in Winnetka

Gazette Article by: Betsy Landes Appeared in the Gazette: Spring/Summer 2006 Few of today’s Winnetka residents may be aware of, and fewer still may have actually witnessed, the event forty years ago that drew the largest crowd ever assembled on the Village Green. On the evening of July 25, 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., […]

Martin Luther King Event Spurs Action by Winnetka Eighth Graders

Martin Luther King Event Spurs Action by Winnetka Eighth Graders Gazette Article by: Susan Whitcomb Appeared in the Gazette: Spring/Summer 2007 Cecilia Gigiolio, a Social Studies teacher at Washburne School, attended the January 15, 2007 Martin Luther King in Winnetka panel discussion with several of her eighth grade students. The next day, the class had […]