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Operation Breadbasket: an untold story of civil rights in Chicago, 1966-1971

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"Operation Breadbasket is a narrative of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's Operation Breadbasket, 1966-1971, an economic empowerment project that Martin Luther King Jr brought to Chicago as part of the Chicago Freedom Movement. Rev. Martin L. Deppe was a founding and active member of Breadbasket's steering committee throughout the life of this program. Using the power of the pulpit to galvanize consumer support including occasional economic withdrawal ("Don't Buy") efforts, the participating ministers, the project negotiated for a fair share of jobs in the African American community of Chicago, and in time added products and services originating from that community. By the end of six years, Breadbasket's fifteen "covenants" with milk, soft drink, chain store and other consumer-oriented industries, brought approximately $57 million dollars of new income into the black community annually. The program ended when the project's national director, Rev. Jesse Jackson, resigned in December 1971, and essentially took the program out of SCLC into his own Operation PUSH, later Rainbow PUSH. This book is both a history of Operation Breadbasket, and a memoir of life in it as written by one of Breadbasket's most active participants. Deppe uses his extensive files--steering committee minutes, memoranda, brochures, letters, sermonic material, Chicago Defender archives, colleagues' files--along with extensive new research, including interviews with several surviving participants."--Provided by publisher.
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African Americans -- Civil rights -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Economic conditions
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Biographies
Chicago (Ill.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century
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Civil rights movements -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century
Civil rights workers
Civil rights workers -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography
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Deppe, Martin L
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Entreprises noires américaines -- Illinois -- Chicago
Église méthodiste
Église méthodiste -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Clergé -- Biographies
Grocery trade
Grocery trade -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century
Histoire
History
Human Rights
Illinois -- Chicago
Methodist Church
Methodist Church -- Clergy
Methodist Church -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Clergy -- Biography
Mouvements des droits de l'homme
Mouvements des droits de l'homme -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Histoire -- 20e siècle
Noirs américains
Noirs américains -- Droits -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Histoire -- 20e siècle
Noirs américains -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Conditions économiques -- 20e siècle
Operation Breadbasket (U.S.)
Operation Breadbasket (U.S.) -- History
Political Freedom & Security
POLITICAL SCIENCE
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Civil Rights
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights
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African Americans -- Civil rights
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20thcentury
African Americans -- Economic conditions
African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Economic conditions -- 20th century
African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Economic conditions -- 20thcentury
Biographies
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Civil rights movements
Civil rights movements -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century
Civil rights workers
Civil rights workers -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography
Deppe, Martin L
Défenseurs des droits de l'homme -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biographies
Electronic books
Entreprises noires américaines -- Illinois -- Chicago
Église méthodiste -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Clergé -- Biographies
Grocery trade
Grocery trade -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century
History
Illinois -- Chicago
Methodist Church -- Clergy
Methodist Church -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Clergy -- Biography
Mouvements des droits de l'homme -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Histoire -- 20e siècle
Noirs américains -- Droits -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Histoire -- 20e siècle
Noirs américains -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Conditions économiques -- 20e siècle
Operation Breadbasket (U.S.)
Operation Breadbasket (U.S.) -- History
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Civil Rights
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights
Race relations
title_displayOperation Breadbasket : an untold story of civil rights in Chicago, 1966-1971
title_fullOperation Breadbasket : an untold story of civil rights in Chicago, 1966-1971 / Martin L. Deppe ; foreword by James R. Ralph, Jr.
Operation Breadbasket : an untold story of civil rights in Chicago, 1966-1971 [electronic resource] Deppe, Martin L.,
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Civil Rights
Civil rights
Civil rights movements
Civil rights workers
Clergé
Clergy
Conditions économiques
Deppe, Martin L
Défenseurs des droits de l'homme
Droits
Economic conditions
Electronic books
Entreprises noires américaines
Église méthodiste
Grocery trade
Histoire
History
Human Rights
Methodist Church
Mouvements des droits de l'homme
Noirs américains
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Political Freedom & Security
Race relations