Martin Luther King came to Chicago's Westside in 1967 to speak at Friendship Baptist Church (when no church in Chicago would let him speak). Their excuse was was that they labeled him a "Radical Preacher". His speech was about civil rights! Rev Shelvin J. Hall showed no fear and allowed Dr. King to speak! "I allowed him to speak because because civil rights is in ALL of our church's history books" (Quote from Reverend Hall).