By Bridget O’Shea, Pioneer Press
Nearly 50 years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., asked an audience of thousands gathered on the Winnetka Village Green to help him fight for housing equality and desegregation.
“We must learn to live together as brothers, or we will all perish together as fools,” King said on July 25, 1965, according to Tribune reports at the time, which estimated the size of the crowd that day at more than 10,000.
King warned those in Winnetka that segregation “is morally wrong and sinful,” according to Tribune reports, but 50 years later, most North Shore communities still lack diversity, said a panel of experts who recently discussed affordable housing at the Evanston Public Library.