Who: Mayor Harold Washington Legacy Committee What: Mayor Harold Washington Wreath Laying Ceremony When: Monday, November 25, 2013 11:00 A.M. Where: Oakwoods Cemetery 1035 E 67th St, Chicago, IL 60637 Service Participants: Carol L. Adams, Ph.D., Executive Officer of the DuSable Museum of African American History [...]
Economic and Neighborhood Development and Jobs: Lessons Learned for the 21st Century
Faith communities across Chicagoland are encouraged to acknowledge Harold Washington during their respective services and gatherings. Reflecting on how the former mayor was an ambassador for peace in reducing violence in our communities. Harold Washington embraced faith communities in mobilizing the masses to become civically engaged. The Reverend Paul Porter, pastor of Christ United Methodist [...]
Chicago Public School students will culminate a citywide academic competition coordinated by Urban Solutions that showcases student knowledge of former Mayor Harold Washington. The event will be hosted by Robin Robinson, FOX 32 TV News Anchor. DuSable High School is where Harold Washington, respected for his academic prowess and sophisticated debate acumen, cultivated his eloquent [...]
Young adult professionals and students will focus on educational reform, voter education, health and wellness promotion, and social entrepreneurship issues.
Harold Washington became the first African-American Mayor of Chicago, serving from 1983 until his death in 1987. He continues to be revered and beloved all over the country. In this special tribute program, we discuss ground breaking moments in his mayoral career; highlights of his many impactful speeches; hear from some of his trusted friends and [...]