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Jeff Stevens remembers Tyree Scott, Seattle’s late, great labor and civil rights leader.
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
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
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