A group of African American political activists in Chicago got together to try to find one strong African American candidate to back for mayor. The process--a bit drawn out--did not yield that result.
Chicago Sun-Times report on the coalition deciding to back Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.) after announcing a few days before their top two finalists--former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun (D-Ill.) and Board of Tax Review's Larry Rogers.
Meanwhile, state Sen. James Meeks (D-Chicago), is running for mayor no matter what. Rogers is the least known of the four and its not known if he would have the resources to run on his own.
Moseley Braun is running no matter what.
So instead of one African American candidate, there are at least three. That's now how Harold Washington won election as Chicago's first African American mayor.