Bill Zim­mer­man and Mar­i­lyn Katz were the media con­sul­tants to Harold Washington’s 1983 campaign.

Bill Zim­mer­man is pres­i­dent of Zim­mer­man & Mark­man, Inc., a Cal­i­for­nia-based polit­i­cal con­sult­ing firm. He is the author, most recent­ly, of Trou­ble­mak­er: A Mem­oir from the Front Lines of the Six­ties, Anchor Books, 2012

Mar­i­lyn Katz is the founder and pres­i­dent of Chica­go-based MK Com­mu­ni­ca­tions. Learn more about Mar­i­lyn and read her oth­er writ­ing for In These Times here.

Harold Washington and the Elephant in the Room
An untold tale of taking on the issue of race during the '83 campaign.