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Mayor Harold Washington visited Chicago-Kent College of Law on November 13, 1986. Hosted by the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), Mayor Washington was introduced by the BLSA president, thanked by the Hispanic Law Students Association (HLSA) president, and welcomed by Dean Lewis Collens. The political event of the day was the gerrymandered ward boundary map that was drawn up in the city council. The mayor delivered a speech about the Voting Rights Act, Section 2, which was never used but which was applied by minorities throughout the country to help achieve fair representation by attacking the current laws on the basis of effect: that they essentially cut off fair rights. After his speech, the mayor held a short question and answer period.

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