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September 14, 1961: First Hill vs. I-5

Once upon a time, citizen activists tried to stop the construction of Interstate 5 through Seattle. Jeff Stevens tells the tale.
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April 16, 1970: The Birth of the Seattle Seven

The spring of 1970 was an intense time to be a radical in Seattle. Among other things, it was the season of the birth of the Seattle Seven. Jeff Stevens brings the history once again.
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June 1, 1961: “Block the Ditch”

If you think I-5 is the ugliest thing in Seattle, you’re not alone. In fact, a small group of activists once opposed its construction here. Jeff Stevens tells the tale at RSR.
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May 4, 1969: Hit the Highway, Freeway

On this date in 1969, one of Seattle’s most successful citizen activist campaigns gathered crucial force in the Washington Park Arboretum. Jeff Stevens remembers avidly.
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February 24, 1966: Hell No!

University of Washington graduate student Russel Wills was the first Seattle citizen to refuse military induction in protest against the Vietnam War. Jeff Stevens tells Wills’s tale here at RSR.
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February 9, 1971: The SCCC Oriental Student Union Sit-In

Jeff Stevens tells the tale of how Asian-American youth in early-1970s Seattle defied the myth of “the quiet Asian.”
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January 21, 1997: In Search of the Golden Shower of Public-Private Partnerships

Seattle circa 1997: gentrification was the word. Jeff Stevens remembers a comical protest against a serious problem.
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