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Chicago’s 2023 Mayoral Race: Reclaiming Harold Washington’s Multiracial Coalition

March 27, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Online Chicago, IL United States

In 1983, Harold Washington forged a multiracial, progressive coalition that propelled him to victory as Chicago’s first Black mayor. Washington’s triumph marked a turning point in U.S. urban politics, one cut short by his tragic death in 1987. Forty years after his stunning victory, a new Chicago mayoral contest raises the question: what can we learn from the Washington era?

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