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Regionally Speaking: The Life and Legacy of Richard Gordon Hatcher

Campaign flyer for Richard Gordon Hatcher.
Campaign flyer for Richard Gordon Hatcher.

In recognition of Black History Month Lakeshore Public Radio host Dee Dotson speaks with Gary Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Chuck Hughes about the life and legacy of former Gary mayor Richard Gordon Hatcher. Richard Gordon Hatcher was born July 10, 1933 in Michigan City, Indiana. First elected in 1967, he went on to become the first African American mayor of the steel town having served five terms. Richard Gordon Hatcher passed away December 13, 2019.

The Gary Chamber of Commerce welcomes visitors to take a tour of their office to get more historical information about the City of Gary. To become a member of the Gary Chamber of Commerce visit www.garychamber.com.

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Audio of Richard Gordon Hatcher curated from 2017 tribute video recognizing the 50th anniversary of the election his election.

Dee Dotson is the host and producer of our radio show/podcast, Regionally Speaking. Dee is responsible for connecting with the northwest Indiana community to share their stories with the Lakeshore Public Media listening audience.