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Nov 19, 2017

Ugly racial infighting after the death of Harold Washington, #Chicago's first black mayor. Ask yourself: What politicians benefited from the divisive rhetoric? Then you'll begin to understand Chicago politics. My column

Nov 19, 2017

RT @chicagotribune: Column: Harold Washington's death 30 years ago marked end of Chicago's black political power, writes @John_Kass

Nov 19, 2017

@evanFmoore I remember how heartbroken my friend Lu Palmer was after that. He realized what the rally had done. "We had a black mayor," he repeated to me again and again,, meaning Sawyer. He knew that Sawyer had brought a huge vote to Harold. Lu withdrew from politics afterwards.

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