Wednesday February 28, 2:00pm


Black History Month Program

Rev. Martin Deppe discusses his book Operation Breadbasket:
An Untold Story of Civil Rights in Chicago, 1966–1971

The book is the first full history of Operation Breadbasket, the interfaith economic justice program that transformed into Jesse Jackson’s Operation PUSH (now the Rainbow PUSH Coalition). Begun by Martin Luther King Jr. during the 1966 Chicago Freedom Movement, Breadbasket was directed by Jackson. Author Martin L. Deppe was one of Breadbasket’s founding pastors. He digs deeply into the program’s past to update the meager narrative about Breadbasket, add details to King’s and Jackson’s roles, and tell Breadbasket’s little-known story.

Rev Martin Deppe is a former pastor of Morgan Park United Methodist Church.

Bookies will have his book for sale at the event.


UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

SPRING TEA
BRIDAL SHOWER EXHIBIT

Featuring gowns and accessories from the collection

ROMANCING THE SPOON
The Victorian Love Affair with Silver with Cynthia Ogorek


FRIENDS AND MEMBERS!

RHS is seeking volunteers to help with the backlog of research request and history inquires. Are you interested in local history or enjoy solving mysterious? Know anyone who is?
Please contact the RHS office at 773-881-1675 or ridgehistory@hotmail.com.

Click here for RHS Volunteer Application Form 2017