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  • The Night Chicago Burned

    The city endured two riots in 1968--the one that everyone's been talking about, and the one that everyone seems to have forgotten. Here's a belated look back at the latter, the April uprising that followed the assassination of Martin Luther King.
  • Shoot to Kill

  • Seven Wretched Days

    The breakup of the coalition. The making of the mayor. The victory of the "mob." The errors of the press.
  • Everybody's Mayor

    The media pundits believed that Council Wars was the fight of Harold Washington's political life. But a truer test of his skill was the balancing act he had to perform to keep his diverse coalition together--to ensure that each of its disparate elements s
  • Seven Days as Mayor

    From the Death of Washington to the Election of Sawyer: Vice Mayor David Orr Tells His Story
  • Eyes on the Prize

    Over more than two decades, Haki and Safisha Madhubuti have proved that African-centered education can amount to more than a black version of history. It can also be a springboard to a bright future.