I saw today that John Kass of the Chicago Tribune published a piece today titled, “Harold Washington’s death 30 years ago marked end of Chicago’s black political power“. He wrote about the memorial service/ rally at UIC, the memorial at Daley Plaza, and the City Hall protests when the Sawyer was appointed Mayor.
I was there for those events, and I collected artifacts and took notes. I went back into the archives to see what I had, then I scanned some. Here they are:
Here’s the program for the event at the Pavillion on Monday, November 30, 1987.
And a flyer advertising that event.
And a flyer I got at the event.
A schematic of Daley Plaza on Friday, November 27, 1987, for a memorial.
This is a sheet of paper I found on the floor of the lobby of City Hall on December 1, 1987— the night that Eugene Sawyer was made Mayor.
For a later date: I’ve got reams of notes I took while pushing my way into City Hall that night with hundreds of other people.