Jay Readey on civil rights in Chicago, Dionne Miller on Bethenny - New York News

Jay Readey on civil rights in Chicago, Dionne Miller on Bethenny Frankel: Chat Room

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

On Wednesday's Chat Room, Good Day Chicago commemorated the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech delivered at the March on Washington.

It was a defining moment in U.S. history and specifically for the American civil rights movement. An estimated 200,000 people marched on Washington that day, and many Chicagoans were among them. They say the speech changed their lives.

"That speech is like a pebble in a pond. You throw it in and it has a rippling effect," one woman told FOX News. "Just think affected hundreds of thousands of people there and then the millions of people listening in."

Jay Readey with the Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights described that moment in 1963 as a rhetorical high in American history, along with the Gettysburg Address and the Declaration of Independence. He said the highest aspirations of American values were expressed in public, in a way that everyone could get behind.

Readey said the community of lawyers he represents was very moved by that moment in history, and they believe the words and ideas still resonate today, and can be applied to present day situations where a person's civil rights are called into question. It is their job to defend and nurture those rights.

Ready joined Good Day anchors Dawn Hasbrouck and Anna Davlantes to discuss the state of civil rights and equal opportunity in Chicago and in America today.

Sun-Times Splash Editor Susanna Negovan and FOX 32 sports anchor Dionne Miller joined the Chat Room to discuss startling statistics of sexual harassment in the workplace, wearing your feelings about your divorce on a t-shirt, the word "twerk" being added to Oxford Dictionaries Online and the party Bethenny Frankel hosted for Chicago women Tuesday night.

Follow Us!

  • Good Day ChicagoMore>>

  • Tips for leading a more sustainable life

    Tips for leading a more sustainable life

    Lifestyle expert Karen Firsel joined us on Good Day Chicago ahead of Earth Day to talk about ways you can lead a more sustainable life.
    Lifestyle expert Karen Firsel joined us on Good Day Chicago ahead of Earth Day to talk about ways you can lead a more sustainable life.
  • Easter traditions: Crawfish Boil

    Easter traditions: Crawfish Boil

    On Good Day Chicago Friday, we talked about Easter traditions. Many southerners take part in a "crawfish boil." Andrew Banos from Heaven on Seven joined us for our Good Day Chicago crawfish boil!
    On Good Day Chicago Friday, we talked about Easter traditions. Many southerners take part in a "crawfish boil." Andrew Banos from Heaven on Seven joined us for our Good Day Chicago crawfish boil!
  • Recipe: Key lime pie cookie cups

    Recipe: Key lime pie cookie cups

    Jocelyn Delk Adams of the baking blog Grandbaby Cakes joined us on Good Day Chicago to show us how to make delicious key lime pie cookie cups.
    Jocelyn Delk Adams of the baking blog Grandbaby Cakes joined us on Good Day Chicago to show us how to make delicious key lime pie cookie cups.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices