30th anniversary of Harold Washington's inauguration

30th anniversary of Harold Washington's inauguration
30th anniversary of Harold Washington's inauguration

30th anniversary of Harold Washington's inauguration

30 years ago today, Chicago’s first African American mayor was sworn into office. Harold Washington’s first term was mired by strong aldermanic opposition to his agenda. Columnist, political analyst and one time Washington deputy press secretary Laura Washington looks back on the era. Photo Credit: James Bourdier