Harold Washington's Home

Category: Housing

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Chicago's first African-American mayor (1983-1987), Harold Washington was a South-Sider and former meat packer. Washington's anti-machine platform and electoral victory dismantled many of the exploitive vestiges of Chicago's Democratic machine such as unequal and secretive distribution of the city's budget as well as brutal police tactics against civil rights, peace, and labor protestors.