Interview with Lu Palmer
QUESTION 10
MADISON DAVIS LACY:

Tell me now about what this all meant. What, what's been bought? What's the price we've had to pay?

LU PALMER:

Well, the Harold Washington election, I, I've said this before but I'll say it again, more than anything else it gave the Black community hope. A nun once told me that a people without hope is lost. What it also did was to provide an example of what Black people could do if they came together. I used to say in speeches after Harold was elected that this has proved anything we decide to do, we can do it if we simply come together make the necessary sacrifices, work toward a single goal. We could do anything because you'd have to have lived in Chicago to understand what it meant to elect an African American mayor of this city after all the years of what we call plantation politics. So the election of Harold Washington opened up really a new life.

MADISON DAVIS LACY:

OK, roll out.