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Al Raby VS Perspectives MSA SHOT BY: @SHONMAC071
Al Raby VS Perspectives MSA SHOT BY: @SHONMAC071
Published: 2016/12/11
Channel: A Mac Film Production
AL RABY RAIDERS FOOTBALL TEAM PT. 4
AL RABY RAIDERS FOOTBALL TEAM PT. 4
Published: 2017/10/30
Channel: Marcus Patton
Collins v Al Raby
Collins v Al Raby
Published: 2017/09/05
Channel: HoopsHIGH
AL RABY RAIDERS PT. 3
AL RABY RAIDERS PT. 3
Published: 2017/10/23
Channel: Marcus Patton
* Al Raby Raiders@Westinghouse Warriors Football (8-29-15) Raw2 (IHSA Varsity Sports)
* Al Raby Raiders@Westinghouse Warriors Football (8-29-15) Raw2 (IHSA Varsity Sports)
Published: 2015/12/01
Channel: Cameramanjon Stevenson
NLCP v Al Raby
NLCP v Al Raby
Published: 2016/09/12
Channel: HoopsHIGH
LANE TECH VS AL RABY 2017 @ Hanson Stadium
LANE TECH VS AL RABY 2017 @ Hanson Stadium
Published: 2017/10/21
Channel: 46 Cover2
Al Raby - Best In The Universe
Al Raby - Best In The Universe
Published: 2016/09/09
Channel: RabyHS
Isaac Johnson [AL RABY HS] Senior Highlights
Isaac Johnson [AL RABY HS] Senior Highlights
Published: 2011/10/20
Channel: TheNewEra0984
Al Raby Decision Day 2017
Al Raby Decision Day 2017
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: RabyHS
@TheChefSean Speaks at #ALRABY and #LincolnParkHighSchool Then Performs @Coast2coastlive in #Chicago
@TheChefSean Speaks at #ALRABY and #LincolnParkHighSchool Then Performs @Coast2coastlive in #Chicago
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: Chef Sean
AL RABY RAIDERS  PT. 1
AL RABY RAIDERS PT. 1
Published: 2017/09/30
Channel: Marcus Patton
Westinghouse Warriors vs Al Raby Raiders JV Football 2017 (Part 1)
Westinghouse Warriors vs Al Raby Raiders JV Football 2017 (Part 1)
Published: 2017/11/04
Channel: Joseph Riley
B BANDZ True Star Tour "Al Raby"
B BANDZ True Star Tour "Al Raby"
Published: 2017/05/23
Channel: THEREALBBANDZ !!!!!!
AL RABY RAIDERS PT. 2
AL RABY RAIDERS PT. 2
Published: 2017/10/09
Channel: Marcus Patton
Team3 #18 Israel Lamont Dosie IL 5
Team3 #18 Israel Lamont Dosie IL 5'11 158 2015 Al-Raby High School
Published: 2013/04/09
Channel: ScoutsFocusEvents
Westinghouse Warriors vs Al Raby Raiders JV Football 2017 (Part 2)
Westinghouse Warriors vs Al Raby Raiders JV Football 2017 (Part 2)
Published: 2017/11/04
Channel: Joseph Riley
2014 Al Raby Football Training Camp
2014 Al Raby Football Training Camp
Published: 2014/08/24
Channel: Zennan Owens
Al Raby Footwork Part 1
Al Raby Footwork Part 1
Published: 2008/06/15
Channel: xxAnonymousxx11
Brooks v Al Raby
Brooks v Al Raby
Published: 2017/09/01
Channel: HoopsHIGH
Angelica vs tashana Al Raby Fight
Angelica vs tashana Al Raby Fight
Published: 2013/12/29
Channel: Snap DhaKid
2013 raby weekly
2013 raby weekly
Published: 2013/09/10
Channel: dsquaredmm
* Private [1] Curie Condors@Al Raby Varsity Football1 Hanson Stadium (Chicago) CPS
* Private [1] Curie Condors@Al Raby Varsity Football1 Hanson Stadium (Chicago) CPS
Published: 2016/09/01
Channel: Cameramanjon Stevenson
mike vs al raby
mike vs al raby
Published: 2009/01/19
Channel: sdvafbvadfbadf
Al Raby vs Westinghouse 12/11/10.mov
Al Raby vs Westinghouse 12/11/10.mov
Published: 2011/05/23
Channel: HoopsHIGH
Al Raby vs Waubonsie Valley Boys basketball NSW 12-27-09
Al Raby vs Waubonsie Valley Boys basketball NSW 12-27-09
Published: 2009/12/29
Channel: NCTV17Sports
al raby weight room
al raby weight room
Published: 2009/04/28
Channel: raider4492
al raby 4.24.mov
al raby 4.24.mov
Published: 2012/04/30
Channel: Michelle Chorski
* Al Raby Raiders@King Jaguars Varsity Football
* Al Raby Raiders@King Jaguars Varsity Football '16 (2) 2nd Half (Chicago)
Published: 2016/09/20
Channel: Cameramanjon Stevenson
al raby footwork pt 2
al raby footwork pt 2
Published: 2009/01/10
Channel: neshell01
Al Raby pom pom squad 2013 homecoming game
Al Raby pom pom squad 2013 homecoming game
Published: 2013/10/08
Channel: Lyra alexandria
Al Raby vs  Phillips 2012
Al Raby vs Phillips 2012
Published: 2012/11/16
Channel: Zennan Owens
Al Raby v Farragut
Al Raby v Farragut
Published: 2016/09/14
Channel: HoopsHIGH
chompers vs al raby
chompers vs al raby
Published: 2009/01/19
Channel: sdvafbvadfbadf
Al Raby Class
Al Raby Class '08 Dance
Published: 2009/07/25
Channel: sdg
Raby Report May 4, 2017
Raby Report May 4, 2017
Published: 2017/05/04
Channel: Femi Skanes
Sub teacher turn up at Al Raby
Sub teacher turn up at Al Raby
Published: 2014/03/21
Channel: Jamorris Allison
Life At Raby 10 1 15
Life At Raby 10 1 15
Published: 2015/10/01
Channel: RabyHS
2017 Wheaton Academy @ Al Raby
2017 Wheaton Academy @ Al Raby
Published: 2017/09/02
Channel: Brad Thornton
Al raby in it on the bus
Al raby in it on the bus
Published: 2010/10/03
Channel: Brandon Bradley
Al Raby v Lincoln Park
Al Raby v Lincoln Park
Published: 2016/09/13
Channel: HoopsHIGH
Isaac Johnson DE Al Raby HS [Snippet]
Isaac Johnson DE Al Raby HS [Snippet]
Published: 2011/08/01
Channel: TheNewEra0984
Al Raby School Song Homecoming 2010
Al Raby School Song Homecoming 2010
Published: 2010/10/04
Channel: JesMKelley
Al Raby Pom Pons 9.12.09
Al Raby Pom Pons 9.12.09
Published: 2009/09/20
Channel: JesMKelley
Westinghouse vs. Al Raby
Westinghouse vs. Al Raby
Published: 2012/05/14
Channel: Monet Patrick
salsa dance- Al raby oct 09
salsa dance- Al raby oct 09
Published: 2009/11/07
Channel: sdg
Al Raby Homecoming Game-Poms 2010
Al Raby Homecoming Game-Poms 2010
Published: 2010/09/26
Channel: skeelen
Welcome Raby Class of 2021!
Welcome Raby Class of 2021!
Published: 2016/09/26
Channel: RabyHS
Fellowship of Christian Athletes: Al Raby
Fellowship of Christian Athletes: Al Raby
Published: 2017/09/21
Channel: Jordan Dornbush
Raby 6
Raby 6
Published: 2014/01/16
Channel: Chireebokcourts
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Albert Anderson Raby (1933 – November 23, 1988) was a teacher at Chicago's Hess Upper Grade Center who secured the support of Martin Luther King Jr. to desegregate schools and housing in Chicago between 1965 and 1967.

Early life[edit]

Raby was born into poverty in Chicago, dropping out of school in the sixth grade. However, he became involved in a union, and, after a stint in the army, earned his grammar school diploma at age 24. He went on to earn his high school diploma immediately after that. Because he discovered education was important so late in his life, he attended day and evening school to earn his high school diploma. In 1960, he earned a teaching degree from Chicago Teachers College and entered the profession.

CCCO formation[edit]

Raby was an active member of the Teachers for Integrated Schools and helped form the Coordinating Council of Community Organizations (CCCO) in 1962. In this role, he served as the link between the national civil rights movement and Chicago organizations in helping to desegregate schools. In 1963, Raby helped organize the Chicago Public School Boycott.[1] TFIS selected him to be their delegate to the CCCO. On January 11, 1964, he was appointed the organization’s convenor (Anderson and Pickering 129).

The CCCO was crucial in bringing the national civil rights movement to Chicago. When Martin Luther King, Jr. visited Chicago on his People to People tour, he recognized that the "CCCO represented the strongest indigenous civil rights movement in the North", [Ralph 39] and he appreciated the help he received during his three-day visit. When the movement was officially launched, Raby became its co-chairman.

As a member of the Agenda Committee, Raby was instrumental in the decision to choose open housing as the initial campaign for the movement. Even before the movement began, Raby had criticized the segregationist policies of the Chicago Real Estate Board. Along with King in July 1966, he attended the initial meeting with Mayor Richard J. Daley where the demands of the movement were presented. Raby also served as a leader of open housing marches, using his position as a local leader to draw upon those in Chicago communities affected by housing segregation.

Rift with SCLC[edit]

There was a significant rift between James Bevel, of SCLC, and Raby. When Raby agreed with the cancellation of a march on the Southwest Side because he feared that the focus was on white violence rather than housing discrimination, he was met with anger by Bevel.

After the summit negotiations between the movement, government, and the business community began. Raby was an effective negotiator; accustomed to empty promises from the government, "he wanted to hear guarantees of real progress... when would blacks be served by realtors?" After the formal end of the open-housing marches and the departure of the SCLC from Chicago, Raby continued to lead the CCCO and its protests, none of which had much success.

Later career[edit]

Raby was the Director of the Peace Corps in Ghana from 1979–82. Afterwards he returned to Chicago and was the campaign manager for Harold Washington's successful mayoral campaign in 1983. Washington appointed him to head the City of Chicago's Commission on Human Relations in May of that year.

Death and recognition[edit]

Raby collapsed and died from a heart attack on November 23, 1988.

In 2004 a Chicago Public High School named after Al Raby was opened. Located in the Garfield Park neighborhood, Al Raby High School for Community and Environment focuses on social justice issues as well as geographical information systems.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joravsky, Ben. "Remembering Chicago's great school boycott of 1963". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 2017-07-19. 

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