An excerpt frrom an old Atlantic article about the weekend: “The weekend has imposed a rigid schedule on our free time, which can result in a sense of urgency (“soon it will be Monday”) that is at odds with relaxation. The weekly rush to the cottage is not leisurely, nor is the compression of various recreational activities into the two-day break. The freedom to do anything has...
Barbara Jordan delivers the keynote speech at the 1976 Democratic Convention in New York.
RFK FUNERAL TRAIN - REDISCOVERED Photographs by Paul Fusco
Harold Washington was Chicago’s first black mayor, overcoming virulent institutional racism, machine politics, and the defection of many white voters from the Democratic party, to ascend to office in 1982. His victory, in large part a result of the registration of 100,00 new black voters, was a monumental. It would inspire a young Barack Obama to come to Chicago. Twenty years later his...