“We Have Destroyed the Dinosaur”
On April 29, 1983, Harold Washington was inaugurated as the 51st Mayor of Chicago, becoming the first African American to hold the city’s highest office. In doing so, he unseated the incumbent Jane Byrne, who was the first woman to hold the office.
Learn more in this Google Arts & Culture story.
Special thanks to the following individuals who made this Google Arts & Culture story possible:
Charles E. Bethea
Timothy Paton Jr.
Esther D. Wang