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LCC General Meeting Presents: Seattle in Black and White – April 6 at 7:30 pm

Join the Leschi Community Council this Wednesday as we present the authors of “Seattle in Black and White The Congress of Racial Equality and the Fight for Equal Opportunity“.  The authors include: Joan Singler, Jean Durning, Bettylou Valentine and Maid Adams. 

“Seattle was a very different city in 1960 than it is today.  There were no black bus drivers, sales clerks, or bank tellers. Black children rarely attended the same schools as white children.  And few black people lived outside of the Central District.  In 1960, Seattle was effectively a segregated town.  Energized by the national civil rights movement, an interracial group of Seattle residents joined together to form the Seattle chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).”  Meet the four women who worked to change the perception of Seattle as one of most segregated cities in America.  These women launched a three prong attack on racism in the 60’s and they will talk about their efforts at our April meeting.

Come join the LCC in welcoming the authors of “Seattle in Black and White” on April 6 at 7:30 pm at the Central Area Senior Center located at 500 30th Avenue South. 

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