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May 29, 1940: Tyree Scott

Jeff Stevens remembers Tyree Scott, Seattle’s late, great labor and civil rights leader.
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July 1, 1963: Seattle’s First Civil Rights Sit-In

The “Seattle Way” is nothing new. In fact, our city government’s infamous penchant for processing potential legislation towards a slow, agonizing death dates back at least to the early 1960s, the prime time of the civil rights era. Then, people … Continue reading

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June 15, 1963: Seattle’s First Civil Rights March

In the summer of 1963, Seattle may have still been a small, sleepy city in some respects, but in its response to the civil rights movement then reaching full bloom in the Deep South, Seattle’s black community showed exceptional civic … Continue reading

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January 26, 1969: The Assassination of Edwin T. Pratt

The surge of assassinations of leaders of the civil rights and black liberation movements in the late 1960s cast a wide enough net across the United States that it was bound to reach Seattle eventually. It did so on the … Continue reading

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