Honoring the Legacy of Harold Washington

April 25, 2008

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Harold Washington

Roosevelt University's Office of Alumni Relations presents a reception and panel discussion featuring Professors Paul Green and Christopher Reed, Judge Blanche Manning and historian-author Dempsey Travis in the Gage Gallery, which is currently exhibiting prints from Harold! Photographs from the Harold Washington Years.

Organized by the Harold Washington Commemorative Year, an Illinois non-profit organization established to observe two important anniversaries: November 25, 2007 (the 20th anniversary of Harold's sudden, untimely death) and April 12, 2008 (the 25th anniversary of his historic, tumultuous election as the first black mayor of Chicago); in collaboration with The DePaul Humanities Center.  Six months free public programming is being presented throughout the city to remember Harold and analyze his legacy.

 

Recorded Friday, April 25, 2008 at Roosevelt University-Library.