This American Life

#84: Harold

58:59 | Nov 27th, 2017

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The story of Harold Washington, the greatest politician you've probably never heard of, and the white backlash that was set off when he became Chicago's first black mayor. This weekend is the 30th anniversary of his death.

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gasstationbJan 28th, 2018

Amazing episode dealing with race, politics and the parallels between the circumstances of Chicago’s First black mayor and the present day.