Chicago: Render unto King

In West Side Chicago, where he has been concentrating his crusade since January, Martin Luther King stood outside a slum tenement and pronounced: "I am hereby assuming trusteeship of this building to make life more livable for the tenants." All that the five families in the building had to do was to hand their rent over to King instead of the landlord, the Negro leader explained, and he would use it to renovate the place and turn the balance over to the owner. Conceding that this might be considered "supralegal," King contended: "We aren't dealing with the legality...

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