HAROLD WASHINGTON: “We never stopped believing that we were a part of something good.”
A track dedicated to former Mayor of Chicago, Harold Washington, with samples from his inspiring victory speech after being elected mayor.
Harold [Lee] Washington (1922-1987) became the first black mayor of Chicago in 1983, and served until his death in 1987. Drafted in 1942, he was part of a segregated military unit, building runways in the philippines. After finishing law school, he served Lengthy terms in both the Illinois House of Representatives and Illinois Senate. The achievements of Mayor Washington remain a valuable inspiration and reminder that “even though you don’t believe it, we will win!”