Timeline of Harold Washington's Life
|Born in Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
|Attended DuSable High School
|Enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps.
|Enlisted in the U. S. Army
|High School diploma awarded after serving in the military
|Bachelor's degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL
|Law degree, Northwestern University School of Law in Evanston, IL
|Became practicing attorney
|Assistant City Prosecutor and 3rd Ward Precinct Captain
|Illinois State Representative-26th district
|Ran for mayor, but lost
|Illinois State Senator
|U.S. Congressman-1st District
|Ran for Mayor of the City of Chicago, winning
|Re-elected to Mayor
|Died in office of heart attack
This guide is dedicated to the life of Mayor Harold Washington, Chicago's first African-American mayor, serving from 1983 until his death in 1987. It was created to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the renaming of Loop College to Harold Washington College in 1987.
Inside this guide you will find a variety of resources including books, articles, photographs and videos celebrating the legacy of Mayor Harold Washington.
Photo Credit: John White, Chicago Sun-Times