Monday, July 30, 2007

Old Kennedy-King Campus (IL)

Lee Bey, the author of this blog post, offers striking pictures and related commentary on the old Kennedy-King College campus in Chicago.

The institution was started at 6800 South Stewart Street as one of three colleges in the Junior College System of the City of Chicago operated by the Chicago Board of Education. On July 1, 1966, the Board of Trustees of Community College District No. 508, County of Cook and State of Illinois, became operative under the 1966 Illinois Public Community College Act transferring control from the Chicago Board of Education to the Illinois State System of Community College Districts. The institution is now part of the City Colleges of Chicago system. In July, 1969 the name was changed to Kennedy-King College to honor Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. The college is now located at 63rd & Halstad.