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Prior to the 1995 mayoral election in Chicago, a group of Africans Americans led by Lu Palmer sought to find an African American candidate they felt could beat the incumbent, Richard Daley. The first rally, called a “Dump Daley” rally, was held in April of 1993 at a South Side church and garnered the support of a number of African American elected officials. Each attendee was asked to submit the name of an African American they felt would have a good chance of ousting, or ‘dumping’ Daley.
Kass, J. and Thompson, C. (1993 May). 2 Blacks Seek Leader Who Can Dump Daley. Chicago Tribune. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1993-05-02-9305020220-story.h…