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Dr. King Legacy Apartments

In the winter of 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Chicago to advocate for fair housing and to protest Chicago's segregated school system, moving his family into a small two-flat at 16th and Hamlin in North Lawndale. That building was later demolished, and for 30 years the lot was vacant. Now, Lee Bey reports that a coalition of housing orgs have teamed up to build the Dr. King Legacy Apartments, a 45-unit new-construction building designed by Johnson & Lee Architects on that site. [WBEZ]