|Campaign Button for Harold Washington, 1983
The blue sunrise pictured onto his campaign button served as the logo of the Harold Washington for Mayor campaign. Washington's campaign invigorated Chicago politics and attracted tens of thousands of new voters. Over 100,000 Chicagoans, many of whom were African American, registered to vote in the months before and after the primary and before the general election. These new voters were critical in the high-turnout, hotly contested elections.
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