Tuesday, April 1, 2014



The Mayor Harold Washington Legacy Committee, headed by Ms. Josie Childs, is hosting “A Legacy Celebrated” 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 So. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive.

The reception kicks off at 6 p.m. followed by the presentation at 7 p.m.

Some of those being honored include the late Civil Rights activist Bill Berry, former executive director of the Chicago Urban League who Mayor Washington often referred to as “truly a giant.”

The Chicago Community’s 150-voice choir will debut a premier performance of a musical presentation in honor of Mayor Washington.

Mayor Washington was quoted in the Chicago Tribune as saying; “Bill Berry was a man for all seasons. He was truly a marvelous friend and ultimately responsible for my victory as mayor of Chicago.” Mr. Berry headed Mayor Washington’s steering committee for his first campaign.

The honorary co-chairs for the event are former Judge Leslie South, daughter of the late WVON radio’s co-founder Wesley South, Betsy Berry, widow of Bill Berry and Thomas Coffey, chairman of the Haymarket Group.

General admission tickets are $35, $25 for group sales of 10 or more and $125 for the reception and admission.

For further information, please contact Ms. Josie Childs, chairman of the Mayor Harold Washington Legacy Committee at 773.643.4828.

“Chicago is one city. We shall work as one people for our common good and our common goals,” said Mayor Harold Washington – 1922-1987.


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