March , 2018

Email This Post Email This Post

Mayor Harold Washington, A Legacy Celebrated

Posted by Admin On April - 1 - 2014

The Mayor Harold Washington Legacy Committee, headed by Ms. Josie Childs, is hosting “A Legacy Celebrated” 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 So. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive.

The reception kicks off at 6 p.m. followed by the presentation at 7 p.m.

Some of those being honored include the late Civil Rights activist Bill Berry, former executive director of the Chicago Urban League who Mayor Washington often referred to as “truly a giant.”

The Chicago Community’s 150-voice choir will debut a premier performance of a musical presentation in honor of Mayor Washington.

Mayor Washington was quoted in the Chicago Tribune as saying; “Bill Berry was a man for all seasons. He was truly a marvelous friend and ultimately responsible for my victory as mayor of Chicago.” Mr. Berry headed Mayor Washington’s steering committee for his first campaign.

The honorary co-chairs for the event are former Judge Leslie South, daughter of the late WVON radio’s co-founder Wesley South, Betsy Berry, widow of Bill Berry and Thomas Coffey, chairman of the Haymarket Group.

General admission tickets are $35, $25 for group sales of 10 or more and $125 for the reception and admission.

For further information, please contact Ms. Josie Childs, chairman of the Mayor Harold Washington Legacy Committee at 773.643.4828.

“Chicago is one city. We shall work as one people for our common good and our common goals,” said Mayor Harold Washington – 1922-1987.

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Recent Comments

Welcome to CopyLine Magazine! The first issue of CopyLine Magazine was published in November, 1990, by Editor & Publisher Juanita Bratcher. CopyLine’s main focus is on the political arena – to inform our readers and analyze many of the pressing issues of the day - controversial or otherwise. Our objectives are clear – to keep you abreast of political happenings and maneuvering in the political arena, by reporting and providing provocative commentaries on various issues. For more about CopyLine Magazine, CopyLine Blog, and CopyLine Television/Video, please visit juanitabratcher.com, copylinemagazine.com, and oneononetelevision.com. Bratcher has been a News/Reporter, Author, Publisher, and Journalist for 33 years. She is the author of six books, including “Harold: The Making of a Big City Mayor” (Harold Washington), Chicago’s first African-American mayor; and “Beyond the Boardroom: Empowering a New Generation of Leaders,” about John Herman Stroger, Jr., the first African-American elected President of the Cook County Board. Bratcher is also a Poet/Songwriter, with 17 records – produced by HillTop Records of Hollywood, California. Juanita Bratcher Publisher

Recent Posts