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Chicago School Reform: Harold Washington and a New Era of Decentralization

Elizabeth Todd-Breland

in Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469646589
eISBN:
9781469647173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646589.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter analyzes the racial politics of Mayor Harold Washington’s election, his education summit, and the supporters and critics of the 1988 Chicago School Reform Act. Harold Washington’s ... More


Harold Washington: Black Power and the Resilience of Liberalism

Jeffrey Helgeson

in Crucibles of Black Empowerment: Chicago’s Neighborhood Politics from the New Deal to Harold Washington

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226130699
eISBN:
9780226130729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226130729.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter argues that the long tradition of neighborhood-based politics – and the race-conscious, pragmatic, liberal political culture black Chicagoans had created – had its best moment in the ... More


Crucibles of Black Empowerment: Chicago’s Neighborhood Politics from the New Deal to Harold Washington

Jeffrey Helgeson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226130699
eISBN:
9780226130729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226130729.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1983, black Chicagoans elected Harold Washington as the city’s first black mayor. In the process, they overthrew the white Democratic machine and its regime of “plantation politics.” This book ... More


Bullish on Image: Basketball and the Promotion of Postindustrial Chicago

Sean Dinces

in Bulls Markets: Chicago's Basketball Business and the New Inequality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226583211
eISBN:
9780226583358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226583358.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 1 documents how Chicago elites welcomed and promoted Michael Jordan and the Bulls of the 1990s as saviors of the city's global reputation. This process supplemented larger efforts by Mayor ... More


The Chicago Plan: Coalition Politics, 1982–1984

Frederick Douglass Opie

in Upsetting the Apple Cart: Black-Latino Coalitions in New York City from Protest to Public Office

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149402
eISBN:
9780231520355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149402.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the importance of black and Latino coalitions in the political campaigns of Chicago mayor Harold Washington in 1983 and Jesse Jackson in 1984. Starting with the Progressive ... More


Black Political Power

Sonja D. Williams

in Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039874
eISBN:
9780252097980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039874.003.0012
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Richard Durham's pursuit of new creative challenges after writing The Greatest. Durham had long talked about writing a book about Aesop—the man whose morality tales known as ... More


Sound Power: Funk and Disco Highlight Connections, Divisions, and Aspirations

Aaron Cohen

in Move On Up: Chicago Soul Music and Black Cultural Power

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226176079
eISBN:
9780226653174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653174.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

As rapid economic changes hit Chicago, black musicians continued to create new work and gain wider audiences throughout the 1970s. Deindustrialization harmed the neighborhoods that had been home to ... More


Chicago: The Political Capital of Black America

Fredrick C. Harris

in The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199739677
eISBN:
9780190252489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199739677.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the evolutionary forces within black politics in Chicago that set the stage for Barack Obama's victory in the 2008 presidential election. It begins by revisiting Harold ... More


Toward a Multiracial Democracy: The Jackson and Obama Contributions

Charles P. Henry

in The Obama Phenomenon: Toward a Multiracial Democracy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036453
eISBN:
9780252093487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036453.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter traces the evolution of Blacks from voters to candidates following the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. It argues that there were two waves of Black electoral success. Focusing on ... More


Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom

Sonja D. Williams

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039874
eISBN:
9780252097980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039874.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Posthumously inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2007, Richard Durham creatively chronicled and brought to life the significant events of his times. Durham's trademark narrative style ... More


Battles for Political Turf in Little Village

Robert Vargas

in Wounded City: Violent Turf Wars in a Chicago Barrio

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190245900
eISBN:
9780190245948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190245900.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 2 describes the battles for political power that shaped Little Village’s violence prevention infrastructures in its west and east sides. While residential blocks compose a neighborhood, city ... More


Remembering

Sonja D. Williams

in Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039874
eISBN:
9780252097980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039874.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter recounts Richard Durham's memorial service at Rayner's funeral home in his hometown Chicago. Durham died unexpectedly of a heart attack on April 27, 1984, during a business trip in New ... More


Conclusion

Lilia Fernandez

in Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226244259
eISBN:
9780226244280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226244280.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As the 1970s reached its end, both Mexicans and Puerto Ricans had concentrated in four community areas: Pilsen, Little Village, West Town, and Humboldt Park. Despite their increasing numbers, they ... More


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