Press "Enter" to skip to content

Listen as Harold Washington’s neighborhood speaks on a historic election

Chicagoans cast their votes Tuesday in a historic election that resulted in attorney Lori Lightfoot becoming the city’s first black woman mayor.  Chicago has not had an African American mayor since Harold Washington assumed office in 1983.

Student reporters at Columbia College Chicago traced the election back to Harold Washington’s roots in Bronzeville:

Will Andrews, Nick Canonaco, Larissa Dacic, Nick Forsythe, Lizzie LeBow, Emma McNamara, Kanwal Memon, Betsy Morici, Yasmeen Sheikah, Jasmeen Vaughn and Colton Weiss contributed to this audio story.

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *