Whitaker, Charles
December 1987
Ebony;Dec1987, Vol. 43 Issue 2, p78
The article features Harold Washington, the first African American mayor of Chicago, Illinois. It states that Washington's election was driven by the realization of fellow African Americans that they could elect a mayor, and the campaign captured national attention because it was punctuated by racism. The mayor's first term was devoted to dismantling the patronage politics of the city that left out African Americans, Hispanics and women. In his second term, Washington is bent on showing that he is mayor of all of Chicago and not just Black Chicago.


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