Harold Washington

Archival Collections

Digital Collections

Remembering Harold Washington Digital Collection

Chicago’s first African American mayor served from 1983 to 1987, and his legacy endures.
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Harold Washington: Selected Speeches Digital Collection

The gifted orator spoke at many public and private events, especially during his mayoral administration, 1983-1987.

More About Harold Washington

Exhibit Honors Chicago Mayor Harold Washington

Learn more about Chicago's 42nd and first African American mayor in this permanent exhibit, Called to the Challenge.

Mayor Harold Washington Biography

Learn about Chicago's first African American mayor, 1922-1987.
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