Brandon Johnson Built a Coalition to Win in Chicago. Can He Keep it to Govern?
by Gordon K. Mantler
When Brandon Johnson takes office on Monday as Chicago's mayor, he will experience the same challenge that his political predecessor Harold Washington did in 1983: turning a winning electoral coalition into a durable governing coalition. It won't be easy, but progressive change in the city depends on it.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
The New Southern Strategy
The rise of a new generation of Black mayors in Southern cities may signal a new political dynamic as municipal governments draw energy from protest movements and improvise ways to meet public needs, if conservative state governments don't stop them.
How Harold Washington, Against the Odds, Became the First Black Mayor of Chicago
by Bill Zimmerman and Marilyn Katz
And lessons for aspiring underdog political candidates today.
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