Chicago became a focal point in fight against crime, the vicious cycle of poverty, drugs and all other negative things that accompany these problems. It also became maintains its role in civil rights movement, racial and social justice. African Americans in Chicago are looking for civic leaders like Edward Peecher who understand the pain and can offer hope. His intellect and professional success, coupled in his faith in Jesus, make him a perfect leader for the local community.

Key Takeaways:

  • Televised images in the South made him want to go a different way but eventually found Jesus.
  • He worked for AT&T for many years but it wasn’t his calling and decided to go a different route.
  • Together Chicago hopes to increase efforts across the city once the corona virus eases up.

“In 1968, at the age of 18, Peecher joined the Black Panthers revolutionary group, but soon became disillusioned.”

Read more: https://news.ag.org/News/Promoting-Peace-in-Chicago

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