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Once upon a time, citizen activists tried to stop the construction of Interstate 5 through Seattle. Jeff Stevens tells the tale.
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.
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.
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.
Along with growing protests against the Vietnam War, resistance to involuntary conscription for U.S. military service gradually became a hot topic nationwide as combat operations began to escalate in Southeast Asia in the mid-1960s. At first a brave few draft-age … Continue reading
“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
Gentrification, triangulation, and public urination, oh my! Such were the underlying themes of civic life in Seattle during the allegedly halcyon days of the dot-com boom. And such was the backstory on the date in focus here, when roughly 75 … Continue reading