In the January 26, 1961 edition of the Forest Park Review, a notice was placed from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church to remind the community that the Senior League was taking a trip to listen to Martin Luther King, who was appearing at the Sunday Evening Club at Orchestra Hall in Chicago.

Dr. King appeared at the Sunday Evening Club on seven occasions: Jan. 12, 1958; April 19, 1959; Feb. 21, 1960; Jan. 29, 1961; April 15, 1962; Jan. 27, 1963; March 14, 1965.

The Senior League at St. Peters would repeat the trip in the future years.

The Historical Society of Forest Park is interested in learning more about these trips and the follow up discussions in the community. Please email if you have more information to share from St. Peter’s trips or discussions.