Power, Politics, Pride: Dr. King at Robert Taylor Homes

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Robert Taylor Homes

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Robert Taylor Homes (Source: Getty Images)

During the Chicago Freedom Movement, King faced cynicism he had not seen before. He remarked, "The only time I have been booed was one night in a Chicago mass meeting by some young members of the Black Power movement. I went home that night with an ugly feeling. I had urged them to have faith in American and in white society. Their hopes had soared. They were now booing because they felt we were unable to deliver on our promises."