50-Years Later, A Look Back at Nation's First Black Mayor

Jun 12, 2017

Robert F. Kennedy and Mayor Richard Hatcher
Credit Indiana University Northwest Calumet Archives

GARY - Gary is known the world over for two things: as the Steel City and the place where the nations first black mayor took office. The commemoration of that event fifty-years ago this year, will be the focus of a major celebration here in Gary in November.

Steven Lattimore has more on what the election of the nation's first black mayor meant then and for generations of mayors who followed.