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Race for Mayor,The
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Chicago's 1983 mayoral campaign sparked nationwide interest in the growth of black political awareness. The stunning victory of Harold Washington, a black U.S. congressman, over Chicago's Democratic "machine" heightened the expectations of blacks all over the country. This independent documentary--with Mayor Washington, Jesse Jackson, former mayor Jane Byrne, Richard Daley, and Democratic political boss Edward Vrdolyak--shot in churches, city streets, empty lots, Polish restaurants, political offices and Operation PUSH offices paints a complex picture of the fusing of a new political coalition, and places it in the context of the historic evolution of successive waves of ethnic groups who seek to wrest control from earlier entrenched

Product ID: 12801
Categories: Movies/Videos, Movies/Videos > Documentary
Supporting language: Polish
Platforms/media types: VHS Video Tape