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Harold Washington Photo Essay

Wed, Apr 17, 2013

Photos by Marc PoKempner:

Boys ride a sound truck through black neighborhoods in 1983 to distribute lawn signs for the primary campaign. Marc PoKempner photo.

Boys ride a sound truck through black neighborhoods in 1983 to distribute lawn signs for the primary campaign. Marc PoKempner photo.

The “button man” with his collection that included “Honkies for Harold,” which turned out to be 12 percent of white voters. Marc PoKempner photo.

The “button man” with his collection that included “Honkies for Harold,” which turned out to be 12 percent of white voters. Marc PoKempner photo.

Many lifelong Democrats deserted their party’s candidate in favor of Republican Bernard Epton in the 1983 general election for Mayor. This woman holds up a sign in the 39th ward on the northwest side. Marc PoKempner photo.

Many lifelong Democrats deserted their party’s candidate in favor of Republican Bernard Epton in the 1983 general election for Mayor. This woman holds up a sign in the 39th ward on the northwest side. Marc PoKempner photo.

Two anti-Washington protestors succumb to the Mayor’s charm at a campaign stop on the Northwest Side in 1987. Marc PoKempner photo

Two anti-Washington protestors succumb to the Mayor’s charm at a campaign stop on the Northwest Side in 1987. Marc PoKempner photo

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