Tuesday, April 29, 2008

On This Day In History

The Trib barely notes that today is the 25 anniversary of Harold Washington being sworn in. Both the major dailies take a pass on the story today, but not here at ArchPundit!

So let's start off with some of the existing resources on the net:
One of the single best episodes of This American Life explores Harold Washington's life and adds to that a brief bit about how Barack Obama's rise is related to Harold's tenure.

Mike Royko's column "So I told Uncle Chester: Don't worry, Harold Washington doesn't want to marry your sister. " This is also the 11th anniversary of Mike Royko's death. I posted that on the 20th Anniversary of Washington being sworn in on April 29, 2003.

CBS 2's Web Version of their coverage of Washington's death

848's rememberance--WBEZ was on top of the story in 1987

The Commemorative Year Celebration marking his 25 anniversary of being elected and 20th year since his death

NPR: The Legacy of Harold Washington

Rich Miller comparing the black vote with Byrne and Washington and Clinton and Obama

Progress Illinois posts today on the anniversary

I'll be gathering more posts and hopefully encouraging a few folks to post some on their own today and linking to them and with a little luck we might just have a guest post.

By the way, the Sun Times does cover the 25th Anniversary of Lee Elia's rant today. Priorities.

I'll be covering the anniversary all week over at ArchPundit.


Rep. John Fritchey 9:49 PM  

And three years ago today, I introduced HB4073, the original iteration of the pay-to-play ban.

Good things come to those who wait?

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