TITLE

Our Kind of Town

PUB. DATE
March 1987
SOURCE
Progressive;Mar87, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses Harold Washington's achievements as the first elected black mayor of Chicago, Illinois. Reduction in the number of patronage jobs; Opening up of municipal jobs to minorities and women; Use of public and private funds to finance construction and rehabilitation of housing; Decline in police shootings of civilians; Invigoration of the black community.
ACCESSION #
10985450

 

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