This button touted State Senator Harold Washington’s first congressional campaign. Like his early mentor Congressman Ralph Metcalfe, Washington rose through the Chicago political machine, but broke with the organization over its barely veiled racism, running for Representative and later for Mayor.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Harold Washington Lapel Pin,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2008/2008-047-012/ (April 11, 2021)
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