• Title Mayor Washington's 64th birthday celebration
  • Description On April 15, 1986, Mayor Harold Washington turned 64 years old. His fiancee, Mary Ella Smith, along with attorney Scott Hodes and the Mayor Washington Birthday Committee threw "The Party of a Lifetime" for him at Navy Pier. As bands played Stevie Wonder's "Happy Birthday to You", he blew out the candles on an 8 foot birthday cake. Funds raised from the party went to the city-wide voter registration and voter education programs.
  • Geographic Coverage Near North Side (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Subject Mayors; Birthday parties; Birthdays; Fund raising
  • Photographer Dickey, Antonio B.
  • Date 1986-04-15
  • Repository Name Chicago Public Library Special Collections and Preservation Division
  • Repository Number PHOTOGRAPH SPE-HWAC 1986.4.15.1
  • Collection Harold Washington Archives & Collections
  • Rights http://www.chipublib.org/order-a-photo-reproduction/
  • Item Url http://cdm16818.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/rhwc/id/66
  • Digital Collection Remembering Harold Washington
  • Rights http://www.chipublib.org/order-a-photo-reproduction/