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A Day To Remember: Honoring Mayor Richard G. Hatcher

November 4th, 1967 marked the historic election of the United States’ first African-American mayor: Richard G. Hatcher in Gary, Indiana. 

He led his campaign with the slogan, “Let’s get ourselves together.” Mayor Hatcher went on to lead a 20-year term after being elected. 

Morning Shift talks with Mike Puente, WBEZ Northwest Indiana reporter, to reflect on the former mayor’s legacy and gives us a recap from this past weekend’s 50th anniversary event celebrating his election.

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