Mayor Hatcher, 03/22/68: Richard Hatcher, mayor of Gary, Indiana, delivers a speech about civil rights. He concludes by welcoming everyone to visit Gary City Hall to see government "in living color." The first African-American mayor of Gary, and one of the first black mayors of a city with than 100,000 people, Hatcher was a fervent spokesman for the Civil Rights Movement. He served as mayor from 1968 to 1987. From 1981 to 1984, Hatcher also worked as the vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee.