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  African American Registry: Remembering Chicago's Harold Washington. . .
Harold Washington was born in Chicago and was raised by his father.
Washington began his political career when he succeeded his deceased father in 1953 as a Democratic Party precinct captain.
Washington increased racial diversity in city administration, assuring equal opportunities for women and minorities seeking employment and ended city patronage.
www.aaregistry.com /african_american_history/817/Remembering_Chicagos_Harold_Washington   (287 words)

  Harold Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Harold Lee Washington (April 15, 1922 – November 25, 1987) was a lawyer, legislator and the first African-American Mayor of Chicago, Illinois serving from 1983 until his death in 1987.
Washington was reelected in the spring of 1987.
Washington was buried in Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Harold_Washington   (653 words)

 Washington, Harold - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Washington, Harold   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A decorated air force veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Illinois legislature (1966–76), the state senate (1978–80), and the US House of Representatives as a Democrat serving Illinois (1981–83).
In the 1987 election, with voting going largely along racial lines (and with both sides accused of fraud), Washington defeated the challenge of former mayor Jane Byrne but died before he could begin a second term.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Washington,+Harold   (164 words)

 Harold Washington at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Harold Washington (April 15, 1922-November 25, 1987) was the first African-American Mayor of Chicago, Illinois.
On November 25, 1987, Harold Washington died of a heart attack in his office and was buried in Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago.
Harold Washington College in Chicago was named for the mayor, as was the central library of the Chicago Public Library system.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Harold_Washington.html   (220 words)

 The Common Good Network
Harold Washington, the first fl mayor of Chicago, died 15 years ago this week, a fact of which I have been reminded again and again over the past few days, by phone calls from reporters and program directors working on tributes.
Harold Washington, as a congressman, and even afterwards, as a member of the Democratic Black Caucus, was a thorn in President Reagan's hide.
Harold was advised to fall back on a defensive strategy, but he knew he would never make a small target.
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 Mayor Harold Washington
Washington ran for mayor shortly after Richard J. Daley's death in 1976, but was largely unnoticed, recieving only 11 percent of the vote.
Washington ran for mayor again in 1983, and defeated Mayor Jane Byrne in the Democratic primary.
Washington won re-election in 1987, but was struck down by a heart attack on November 25th.
www.graveyards.com /IL/Cook/oakwoods/washington.html   (321 words)

 Roosevelt University - History of Chicago - Module 3 Chapter 6
Harold Washington's election demonstrated that fl voters, like ethnic groups before them, were going to take power when their numbers justified it.
Washington's followers were full of expectations and fervor for they had done the unthinkable in Chicago: they elected a fl and a reformer to the position of mayor.
Washington was in a position to bring greater harmony to the city and to the Democratic party.
www.roosevelt.edu /chicagohistory/mod3-chap6.htm   (4252 words)

 ABC7Chicago.com: Harold Washington... The Man
Harold was sworn in to the Illinois House of Representatives on January 6th, 1965 and served in the house until 1976.
Harold established before he died, and that was one of the great tragedies of his death, that a fl man could not only satisfy fl folk, but could win over white folk.
Harold was a very literate person, but given the fact that he was very bright, he was able to reach out and touch everyone he met.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Harold Washington (April 15 1922 – November 25 1987) was an American lawyer and politician who became the first African American Mayor of Chicago, serving from 1983 until his death.
Washington was reelected in the spring of 1987.
In addition to the downtown facilities, the 40,000 square-foot Harold Washington Cultural Center was opened to the public in August 2004, in the historic South Side neighborhood of Bronzeville, at 4701 S. King Drive.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Harold_Washington   (1104 words)

 cbs2chicago.com - Mayor Harold Washington: A Historic Election
Critics said Washington stood out against Daley and Byrne, for his aptitude at public speaking and willingness to address specific issues in city government that he believed needed to be changed, including patronage hiring, police misconduct and taxes.
Washington won 36 percent of the vote, compared to 34 percent for Byrne and 30 percent for Daley.
Washington's supporters said his mission was to improve the city for all, and that the doomsday prophecies were reflections of racism.
cbs2chicago.com /vault/Harold.Washington.Bernard.2.333652.html   (2254 words)

 Harold Washington: A good and noble life, lived to the full -- chicagotribune.com
Sometimes Harold would make you think that he was as mean as a junkyard dog, but beneath all that toughness was the real Harold, a compassionate, seriously committed human being, warm and gracious and willing to share his all.
Harold Washington had tremendous intellectual capacity that was also accompanied by a prolific vocabulary with which to express himself.
Harold tried to heal wounds and to bridge the gap that separated Chicago, to heal the wounds of racial and ethnic groups.
www.chicagotribune.com /news/opinion/chi-071125worthrepeatingwashington-story,0,5122737.story   (545 words)

 BlackPR.com Press Release
The Harold Washington Cultural Center is located within the Grand Boulevard community, an area undergoing significant economic, social and real estate transformation, making it today one of the city's most sought after neighborhoods in the City of Chicago.
Already, the Harold Washington Cultural Center is recapturing the vibrant luster of the legendary Bronzeville community and commemorating the legacy of Chicago's first Black Mayor, the late Honorable Harold Washington, whose political career was first nurtured by this venerable neighborhood.
The driving force behind this historically significant commemoration, and the Harold Washington Cultural Center is the dynamic, long-time civil rights activist, nationally respected elected official and one of the longest-serving members of the Chicago City Council, the Honorable Dorothy Tillman, Alderman of the 3rd Ward.
www.blacknews.com /pr/jazzcenter.html   (1231 words)

 Harold Washington College - Chicago Illinois :: Your Educational Pathway To A Brighter Future!!
Harold Washington College Job Fair With The Blackstone Hotel: Dec. 6 and 8!
Harold Washington College students are "strongly encouraged" to take advantage of using our new online orientation guide for the upcoming Spring 2008 semester.
This guide is intended to answer most of the questions you have related to the registration process at Harold Washington.
hwashington.ccc.edu   (268 words)

 Facts about Harold Washington
Harold Washington was born on Saturday, April 15, 1922 at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.
Harold Washington was called to active duty on February 8, 1943.
Washington won the general election on April 12, 1983 with 52% of the vote, defeating Bernard Epton (Republican) and Ed Warren (Socialist Workers).
www.chicagopubliclibrary.org /008subject/012special/haroldwashingtonfacts/factsabouthw.html   (705 words)

 Harold Washington Remembered -- In These Times
Although a haze of nostalgia clouds our recall of the Harold Washington years, few can disagree that the era was a time of hopeful activism.
When Harold Washington, Chicago’s first fl mayor, died on Nov. 25, 1987, many of us understood that his death marked the passing of a great man. But while we lamented the negative impact of his loss, few of us had any inkling of the vast political vacuum he would leave behind.
Washington’s initial election occurred in 1983, when progressive forces were mired in the gloom of the Reagan administration.
www.inthesetimes.com /article/3428/harold_washington_remembered   (1064 words)

 Nests in Harold Washington Park   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Harold Washington, one of Chicago's most outstanding and beloved mayors, was also a posthumous hero to the Hyde Park parakeets.
He was the inspiration for the Harold Washington Memorial Parakeet Defense Trust Fund that thwarted the city's plans to remove the birds in 1988.
Harold Washington Park is located at the corner of S. Shore Dr. and 53rd Streets.
www.monkparakeet.com /jmsouth/nests1.html   (500 words)

 Chicagoist: "I'll Be Mayor for Twenty Years!"
It was 29 alderbeasts counting Eddy V. Washington was imperfect, there were scandals during his terms, but he was a damn site better than the current occupant of the 5th floor.
Harold Washington was in term when the orange line was finished.
When the police and the women checked the purse, the money was all there, but her Harold Washington button was the only thing missing.
chicagoist.com /2007/11/26/ill_be_mayor_fo.php   (803 words)

 RainbowPUSH Coalition - Speech What Does A City On A Shining Hill Look Like? The Legacy Of Mayor Harold Washington
It was during this build up to the Harold Washington campaign that Senators Edward Kennedy and Walter Mondale came to Chicago, a majority minority city, and endorsed one of the two white candidates respectively - Jane Byrne and Richard Daley.
It was in the context of the Harold Washington campaign that my father decided that if this is the way liberal #1 and liberal #2 was going to treat the African American community we needed to run our own candidate for President.
Mayor Washington had a "one-big-tent" vision where - for the first time - we could all fit under it because everyone had a shared interest in the tent - and none were left outside.
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 Harold Washington - dKosopedia
"Harold", as he is still sometimes affectionately referred, served as a member of the US House before winning the Democratic Primary for Mayor.
By the time of his re-election, the white ethnic block that had blocked his efforts at reform had lost too many of their seats on the city council to be a problem.
Although short-lived, the Harold Washington Party was a foil to the Democrats in several elections.
www.dkosopedia.com /wiki/Harold_Washington   (467 words)

 cbs2chicago.com - Mayor Harold Washington: A City In Mourning
Mayor Washington laughed jovially as he walked down Devon Avenue to meet the boy and a group of other children who had come to meet him with their parents.
Washington frequently dined there, and one of many places where his picture hung on the wall in the entry way.
The coalition that Mayor Washington had built in the City Council did not always agree, and the aldermen were in for a week of bitter turmoil starting in the coming days.
www.cbs2chicago.com /vault/local_story_328151758.html   (1546 words)

 blackagendareport.com - Remembering Harold Washington
His trans-racial appeal and his progressive politics seemed to echo Washington's, and they triggered hopes for a revival of the progressive coalitions he inspired.
Although a haze of nostalgia may cloud our recall of the Harold Washington years, few can disagree that that era was a time of hopeful activism.
The Washington years were a time when progressive coalitions of multiracial and multiethnic Chicagoans were celebrating their successes and mobilizing for more.
www.blackagendareport.com /index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=451&Itemid=1   (937 words)

 cbs2chicago.com - Examining Washington's Legacy 20 Years Later
Harold Washington had been talking with his press secretary Alton Miller when the conversation suddenly stopped.
The so-called "Vrdolyak 29" insisted Washington's administration was disorganized and that their fight with the mayor was about much more than race.
Harold Washington ultimately gained control of the City Council and won re-election seven months before he died.
cbs2chicago.com /local/harold.washington.council.2.595181.html   (836 words)

 Mayor Harold Washington and the Guaranteed Home Equity Program   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As the first fl mayor of Chicago, Harold Washington soon finds himself at odds with residents of the predominantly white northwest and southwest sides of the city.
Washington had endorsed the concept of a home equity program, but in the face of growing opposition from fl activists and fl members of the city council has now begun to qualify his support.
As the city council launches hearings on a series of home equity ordinances, Washington faces a painful choice: oppose the plan and enrage the white neighborhoods he has been trying to court, or back the plan and alienate the fl community that had loyally supported him.
www.ksg.harvard.edu /case/caseweb/catalog/abstracts/MayorHaroldWash.html   (264 words)

 P1.48 Implementation of Online Weather Studies at Harold Washington College, Chicago, Illinois (2006 - 15Education)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dana L. Perry, Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL Through the Online Weather Studies Geosciences Diversity/National Dissemination Project, Online Weather Studies will be offered for the first time at Harold Washington College in Spring 2006 in a traditional classroom setting; Blackboard will be used on a supplemental basis.
Harold Washington College is a community college within the City Colleges of Chicago district, serving the downtown Chicago community.
Harold Washington College has a diverse student population, with 46% African-Americans, 20% whites, and 19% Hispanics.
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 Harold Washington Park
In June 2005 the Harold Washington Advisory Council endorsed a proposal for the installation of the "Ecstasy" sculpture, donated by Mr.
Harold Washington Playlot, on the park's east side north of the tennis courts, is a key component, treated by the proposed framework plan as its own room, east of the grand path.
Mayor Harold Washington is said to have liked to watch the birds and say he would never lose so long as the monks remained--so they weren't disturbed during his tenure.
www.hydepark.org /parks/haroldwashhomepage.htm   (8511 words)

The sequel, "The Washington Story," isn't about our nation's capital but about the continuing lives of younger members of the Wasserstrom, Wills and Rovner families from 1982 to 1987, shadowing the period when Harold Washington was Chicago's first African American mayor...
At the group's center is Jill Wasserstrom, still mourning her dead mother and living in the shadow of her fiercely sexy older sister; Jill's boyfriend...
Adam Langer's second novel is titled "The Washington Story," though it has little to do with our nation's capital just as his debut, "Crossing California," took place entirely outside the confines of the Golden State.
www.rusoffagency.com /fiction/thewashington/thewashington_story_reviews.htm   (933 words)

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