9:30 am - 12:30 pm
From Millennium Park to Northerly Island and the 1996 Democratic National Convention to the failed 2016 Olympic bid, Richard M. Daley’s shaping power on the city of Chicago, for good and/or ill, has been second only to that of his father, Richard J. Daley. In this seminar, participants will discuss the legacy of the second Mayor Daley, in comparison to his father, other big-city mayoral contemporaries, and on its own terms. Did Daley bring Chicago past the racial divisions that plagued it in the “Beirut on the Lake” period preceding the death of Mayor Washington? Did Daley sell the city out to corporate interests? Readings will primarily be from the first draft of history, journalistic accounts of Richard M.’s achievements, but will also include scholarship from Larry Bennett and other urbanologists.
Seminar led by Bill Savage, Northwestern University
Newberry Teachers’ Consortium is a subscription program open to Chicago-area teachers.