#TBT, Happy Birthday, Harold Washington!

Harold Washington's Birthday
Source: HWAC Photographs, 1986 April 15, Special Collections

Saturday marks the 95th anniversary of Mayor Harold Washington's birth. The beloved Mayor of Chicago served the city from 1983 until his death in 1987, and made his mark on Chicago in multiple ways.

Take some time to celebrate Harold's birthday by reading up on his legacy, or with a visit to the Special Collections and Preservation Division in the Harold Washington Library Center to see Called to the Challenge, an exhibit about his life and work. For the truly ambitious, conduct your own research in the Harold Washington Archives and Collections which span his entire political career.