Harold, the People’s Mayor: The Biography of Harold Washington

Harold, the People’s Mayor: The Biography of Harold Washington

by Clarence P and Dempsey Travis

Harold, the People's Mayor is the authorized biography of Chicago's first black mayor, written by the late civil rights activist and prolific author Dempsey Travis, a friend of Washington's for more than 50 years. Travis has crafted a portrait of Washington that spans his childhood, military years, political career, and death. His friendship with Washington combined with his encyclopedic knowledge of Chicago politics gives readers a firsthand personal account of the life and career of one of the country's most significant and influential African American politicians, a man who former President Barack Obama credits as an inspiration.

 a firsthand personal account of the life and career of one of the country's most significant and influential African American politicians, a man who former President Barack Obama credits as an inspiration.