Harold is Gone

Loosely constructed footage following the sudden death of Chicago's Mayor Harold Washington in 1987, including his funeral procession and funeral service.

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1:28Copy video clip URL Silent black and white film footage. Footage of crowds waiting for Harold Washington’s funeral procession is intercut with scenes from Chicago’s City Hall, where David Orr is acting Mayor of Chicago. Cars driving. Fast cuts between footage of crowds of people in the city. Harold Washington banner and bust.

9:20Copy video clip URL Audio starts. People buy photos of Harold Washington. Black and white footage with no audio.

11:29Copy video clip URL Throngs of Chicagoans line the street to watch the funeral procession, armed with many posters and pins. Audio cuts in and out at various times. Bag pipes playing on the street. Cut inside to the funeral proceedings.

20:54Copy video clip URL Tape ends. 

 

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