Posts tagged "Harold Washington Council Wars"

I Remember Harold

I Remember Harold
November 25th, marks the 25th anniversary of the loss of Chicago’s first African American mayor, Harold Washington, here’s my recollection as a kid on the southeast side. I remember his election and never had the city been that electric. I remember his hearty laugh, his formal and boisterous voice. I remember the excitement he brought... Read more »

African American Legacy Profiles: Harold Washington

Before Obama, there was Harold. Harold Washington was the mayor of Chicago from the spring of 1983 until his death the day before Thanksgiving 1987. The pride and excitement we all felt that cold night in Grant Park 21 years later for Obama was paved by the council wars and hard work of Harold. I... Read more »
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