​February 22, 1983: Harold Washington Makes History In Chicago

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A little-known congressman named Harold Washington won the Democratic mayoral primary.

By the time he won the general mayoral election on April 12, 1983, he had become a political and cultural phenomenon. 

Harold Washington was the 1st African-American Mayor of Chicago, serving from 1983 until his death in 1987.

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