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Mayor Harold Washington

Roger Biles

Mayor Harold Washington

champion of race and reform in Chicago

by Roger Biles

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • United States,
  • Race relations,
  • Legislators,
  • United States. Congress. House,
  • Mayors,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementRoger Biles
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF548.52.W36 B55 2018
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 381 pages
    Number of Pages381
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26963294M
    ISBN 100252041852
    ISBN 109780252041853
    LC Control Number2017048407
    OCLC/WorldCa1004763001

      Chicago political activist Richard Barnett forged alliances that helped Harold Washington become the city’s first African American mayor. “He had a telephone book with a lot of numbers in it.   Harold Washington made history in when he was elected as Chicago’s first African-American mayor. Now - a new biography out about him analyzes his legacy - and asks if his progressive politics and race coalition building can be repeated again. It’s called: Mayor Harold Washington: Champion of Race and Reform in Chicago.

      The lost Harold Washington files Thirty years after Harold Washington’s death, a newly unearthed trove of documents reveals the early stages of his transformation into the insurgent who’d. In , Harold Washington made history by becoming Chicago's first African American mayor. The racially charged campaign and election heralded an era of bitter political divisiveness that obstructed his efforts to change city government. Roger Biles's sweeping biography provides a definitive account of Washington and his journey.

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