|Harold Washington Taking Oath of Office, 1983
On April 28, 1983, Judge Charles E. Freeman of the Cook County Circuit Court administered the oath of office to Harold Washington, who became Chicago's forty-second mayor. Breaking with tradition, Mayor Washington relocated the ceremony to Navy Pier from City Hall to include more Chicagoans in the festivities. Those who attended heard readings by Gwendolyn Brooks and Studs Terkel, performances by the Chicago Children's Choir and the Morris Ellis Orchestra, and Washington's rousing inaugural address.
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