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Harold Washington and John Callaway in a March 14, 1977 episode of John Callaway Interviews.

Harold Washington Wins Primary

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Harold Washington beats Mayor Jane Byrne and Richard M. Daley in the Democratic primary for mayor.

Harold Washington Elected Mayor

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Harold Washington becomes Chicago’s first African-American mayor by beating Republican Bernard Epton in the general election.

Harold Washington Dies

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Mayor Harold Washington dies, leaving a lasting legacy and creating at least temporary chaos as various factions line up to back possible replacements.

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