Another Big-City Black Mayor?

Goode wins in a primary with the help of white votes

For one of his final rallies in Philadelphia's Democratic mayoral primary, Frank Rizzo ventured into a black neighborhood. Surrounded by bodyguards, the former mayor spoke bluntly. "You know, they're saying I'm going to get skunked in the black community. I don't believe that. I want to win with everybody in this city helping me."

"Boo, Rizzo!" cried a woman in the crowd. "We don't want you as mayor." It was one of the few even slightly rude moments in a remarkably even-tempered, almost genteel...

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