Harold!: Photographs from the Harold Washington Years by Antonio DickeyHarold!: Photographs from the Harold Washington Years by Antonio Dickey

Harold!: Photographs from the Harold Washington Years

Photographed byAntonio Dickey

Paperback | October 11, 2007

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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.

            Antonio Dickey and Marc PoKempner were there with Washington throughout 1982-87, Dickey as his campaign and personal photographer and PoKempner on assignment for the New York Times, People, and Time, capturing the force of his personality and the inspiration he brought to Chicago. Their photographs have become the definitive documentation of the Harold years and were featured in the Chicago Historical Society’ s 2003– 2004 exhibit “ Harold Washington: The Man and the Movement.” They were there for his underdog rise, his win, his first term, and his untimely death just seven months into his second term. The year 2007 marks the twentieth anniversary of Washington’ s death, and this loving tribute in words and pictures will keep his message alive for future generations.

Salim Muwakkil is a senior editor of In These Times and an op-ed columnist for the Chicago Tribune. In the 1980s he wrote exclusively about Harold Washington and politics in Chicago. Antonio Dickey, a former Chicago Daily Defender photographer, volunteered to serve as the full-time campaign photographer when Harold Washington announced...
Title:Harold!: Photographs from the Harold Washington YearsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 11 × 0.68 inPublished:October 11, 2007Publisher:Northwestern University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810124467

ISBN - 13:9780810124462

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Table of Contents

Note on Sources
Introduction: Harold in History
Chapter 1. Black Chicago Awakens
Chapter 2. The Movement Finds Its Man
Chapter 3. "Before Its Too Late!"
Chapter 4. Council Wars
Chapter 5. Four More Years?
Chapter 6. A Death in the Family

Editorial Reviews

"This wonderful book of Marc PoKempner's and Antonio Dickey's photographs of Harold Washington and the rocky road he traveled to the Mayoralty, plus the perceptive commentary of Salim Muwakkil -- is a natural for any thoughtful Chicagoan to have around the house. It has everything: charm, wild kicks in the groin by his opponents, and hope. It is a winning book, not only for African-Americans but citizens of all complexions and faiths."--Studs Terkel