The Chance to Make History Again

Former NOW President Patricia Ireland writes on The Huffington Post: “My family on both sides hails from Chicago, and my Grandpa Shay followed the city’s politics with great enthusiasm. His prediction that a Black mayor would succeed Richard J. Daley was off by eight years. The first Mayor Daley died in office in 1976, and Harold Washington didn’t become mayor until 1983. In the interim Chicago had its first female mayor, Jane Byrne. Carol Moseley Braun’s campaign for Chicago’s mayor this year brought all of this back to my mind along with more recent memories.”