The Joke

Marc PoKempner

Harold! Photographs from the
Harold Washington Years
(Northwestern University Press) featuring photos by Marc and Antonio Dickey, with text by Salim Muwakkil, edited by Ron Dorfman.

This handsome book captures in words and pictures the powerful emotions that circled around one man in Chicago in the early 1980’s: Harold Washington. More than one hundred pictures, from candid shots on the campaign trail to triumphant public appearances, give readers a window onto a man who won over an entire city. Washington’s mayoral win represented a faltering of the previously all-powerful Chicago Machine, and his campaign was a part of a larger civil rights crusade that forged unity in the black community in Chicago.
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cover photo ©Antonio Dickey