Unity Month in Chicago

September 2, 1999

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

On September 2, 1999, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that an interfaith service was held on Tuesday, August 31st, at O'Hare Airport to kick off the Chicago Commission on Human Relations' Unity Month. Clarence Wood, chairman of the commission and president of the Human Relations Foundation, stated: "We're trying to send a message that Chicago is working to be a bias-free city...This is the third annual Unity Day at O'Hare." However, Wood also noted that 1999 has been a troubling year, with 138 hate crimes reported in Chicago thus far.