This video contains two news segments - the first segment covers a local Chicago runner, and the second segment reports on the election of Gus Savage and Harold Washington in the 1980 Democratic primary elections for U.S. Congress.
0:01Copy video clip URL This news report covers a young Chicago runner who qualified for the time trials for the Junior Olympics, but cannot afford to go. His coach is considering contributing some of his own money to give the boy a chance to go, and some local businesses may also donate money to him.
2:44Copy video clip URL This news report covers the election of two independent Democrats on the south side of Chicago – Gus Savage and Harold Washington – in the 1980 Democratic primary elections for U.S. Congress. Brackett talks to Alderman Tyrone Kenner, a party loyalist, about the election. Brackett then interviews Gus Savage, the elected Democratic candidate, who states that candidates in the south side that keep their primary loyalty to the Democratic party instead of the people “better start getting their bags packing.” Bracket also speaks to Rep. Bennett Stewart about his loss to Harold Washington in the primary. Washington says that his victory is the result of “a steady movement away from the machine by the black voter”.
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