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Harold, the People's Mayor

The Biography of Harold Washington



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Harold, the People's Mayor by Dempsey Travis
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Published to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Harold Washington's deathA powerful biography that tells the story of Chicago's first black mayor and brings the longtime (and ongoing) issues of racial divisions in Chicago to the foregroundAuthor Dempsey Travis's 50-plus-year friendship with Harold Washington gave him personal insight into Washington's entire life, from childhood to deathAuthor was a civil rights activist, successful businessman, founder of the Urban Research Institute, and prolific writerHarold Washington was a beloved local and national figure known as "the people's mayor," and his dynamic political career inspired former President Barack ObamaDempsey Travis's authorized biography of Harold Washington has been revised and repackaged with a new introduction

Author Biography

Dempsey Travis (1920-2009) was born and raised in Chicago. He was a real estate magnate, civil rights activist, jazz musician, and author. He graduated from Chicago's DuSable High School in 1939 and served in the US Army during World War II. He graduated from Roosevelt University in 1949 and received a degree from the School of Mortgage Banking at Northwestern University in 1969. He is the author of numerous works of political and cultural history and commentary, including An Autobiography of Black Chicago, which Agate reissued in 2013 as part of its Bolden Lives line. He was a contributing writer to Ebony and the Black Scholar, among many other publications.
Release date NZ
December 12th, 2017
Introduction by Clarence Page
Country of Publication
United States
Surrey Books,U.S.
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