(Photo of Martin Luther King and Sister Mary William Sullivan originally published in Daughter of Charity Magazine Spring 1965; used with permission of the Daughters of Charity Provincial Archives)
Our records of Marillac Social Center in Chicago contain photographs and a program from the 1964 John F. Kennedy Award Dinner sponsored by the Catholic Interracial Council. Dr. King was the first recipient of the John F. Kennedy Award. Sister Mary William Sullivan, seen in the photo with Dr. King, was then the director of Marillac Social Center and the master of ceremonies at the award dinner. During the 1960s, Daughters of Charity were involved in civil rights demonstrations both in Chicago and in Selma, Alabama.