M² Helps Make Civil Rights History Come Alive For Chicago Students



This past weekend, more than 200 students were given the unique opportunity to learn about the Civil Rights Movement and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Due to the efforts of André Rice, President of Muller & Monroe; Lyndon Taylor, Partner at Heidrick & Struggles; and several colleagues, high school students from all over Chicago attended the Academy Award nominated film "Selma" at no cost.  The private screening took place at AMC River East 21 on Saturday, March 28.


Chicago Scholars was the lead participating youth organization sending the most students to the screening.  The Chicago Scholars Foundation (www.chicagoscholars.org) provides Chicago's young leaders with the support they need to achieve their dreams.  They provide mentorship, college admissions support, access to summer internships, and career programming.  They reach out to students in under-resourced communities and nurture their talent through an innovative five-year program lasting from the senior year of high school through the senior year of college.   Loreal Latimer of Chicago Scholars led a great discussion about the impact of the movie and its current day implications.     


We want to thank all of our sponsors and partners for making this event a wonderful success.  Let's all continue to take forward steps.




David Nichols, Ernst & Young
Gary & Denise Gardner Family Foundation
James S. Crown, Henry Crown & Company
Martin H. Nesbitt, The Vistria Group
Robert Hilliard Jr., WellCare Health Plans
Russell Stokes, GE
Shundrawn Thomas, Northern Trust
Stephen Wheeler, HAS Capital
Stephen W. Beard, Heidrick & Struggles


The Chicago Scholars Foundation
Rich Central High School Marching Band
LINK Unlimited Scholars
Holy Family School
Girl Scouts, New Faith Cadettes
Antioch's Youth Group
St. James AME Church
Guide Right Organization


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