Suffragists Paved the Way for the First Black Female Mayor of Chicago
For the first time in its history, Chicago will have a Black female mayor. When Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced he would not seek a third term, over a dozen people entered the race to run the third largest city in the country and the largest in the Midwest. Of the 14 candidates who made the ballot, three were Black women — Toni Preckwinkle, Lori Lightfoot,…
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