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April 19, 1967: Stokely at Garfield

Among truly historic public speeches in Seattle, Stokely Carmichael’s 1967 appearance here was clearly catalytic. Jeff Stevens brings the radical Black Seattle history at RSR.
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February 9, 1971: The SCCC Oriental Student Union Sit-In

“The time of the quiet Asian has passed.” With those words, spoken on the date in focus here by Mike Tagawa, a sophomore at Seattle Central Community College (SCCC), that school’s Oriental Student Union (OSU) commenced a sit-in protest at … Continue reading

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May 20, 1968: The UW Black Student Union Sit-In

May 1968, whose anniversary we obviously indulge this month, was a political rollercoaster ride in more ways than one. Worldwide is the legend of that month’s philosophy-fueled and historically cathartic student-worker uprising in Paris. But equally important for us here … Continue reading

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