Woodlawn A.M.E. Church

6456 S Evans Ave
Chicago, IL 60637, US

Category: Religious Institutions

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Labor Trail

Founded in 1929, this church became an important space for black civil rights organizing. When A. Philip Randolph and other blacks organized the March on Washington Movement to protest racial discrimination during the Second World War, they often hosted mass meetings here to galvanize support. The Congress of Racial Equality, a civil rights group that integrated many Chicago eateries and other leisure institutions, also met here to plan its campaigns in the 1940s.